About ITA Services & Courses

International Teaching Assistant Services (ITA) is under the direction of the University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI), in the Office of Global Affairs.

Our mission is to support international teaching assistants in their various roles across campus to ensure success in the classroom and the success of their students. Additionally, we provide English proficiency assessments to prospective TA’s to ensure the minimum standards of spoken language proficiency are met before they can begin teaching at UConn. 

English workshops are designed to help international TA’s meet the English proficiency requirement of the University of Connecticut as well as prepare them for their role as classroom or lab instructors. These workshops focuses on the improvement of presentation skills, pronunciation, teaching technique, and classroom management as appropriate.

The University of Connecticut participates in the New England International Teaching Assistant Network (NEITAN), established in October of 1999 by the following member institutions:

  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yale University