English Courses by the International Teaching Assistant Services (ITA)

Enrollment for the Fall 2019 semester is now open. Fill out the registration form here.

ITA Courses are 10 week courses offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. In order to be eligible for the ITA courses you must be recommended for the course by the ITA department after taking the microteaching test. If you have not been recommended for an ITA course by the ITA department, you can take a UCAELI course to qualify for microteaching. Please visit the UCAELI website for information.

Please note that there is limited spaces in these courses. Priority will be given to the students who have never taken an ITA course before and candidates with conditional passes. All other students will be placed on a waitlist.

Course Schedule

Course Name Day Time Dates
ITA Pronunciation Tu/Th 4:30-6:00 PM 09/03/2019 – 11/11/2019
ITA Advanced Oral Communication M/W 3:30 – 5:00 PM 09/03/2019 – 11/11/2019

ITA Pronunciation

Fall 2019: 09/03/2019 – 11/11/2019
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Fee: Free for first semester; $150 for additional semesters
Location: Whetten Graduate Center Room (WGC) 303
Instructor: Pat Bresnahan

Enrollment Deadline: August 23, 2019

In this course, students will develop tools to work on their pronunciation both in and out of class. The goal is not to eliminate a foreign accent, but instead to have a command of spoken English that will enable participants to convey and understand intended meanings and attitudes. Content can be adapted to suit the group’s needs.


 

ITA Advanced Oral Communication

Fall 2019: 09/03/2019 – 11/11/2019
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Fee: Free for first semester; $150 for additional semesters
Location: Whetten Graduate Center Room (WGC) 302
Instructor: Kelly McKenna

Enrollment Deadline: August 23, 2019

This course will help participants develop the speaking skills needed to convey their ideas clearly when presenting in front of an audience. Students will practice giving presenting information relevant to their field of study and be actively involved in self-assessment and peer assessment.


Cancellation Policy:
Email register-ucaeli@uconn.edu to request a class cancellation. Students who provide written cancellation requests before the university’s last day to add/drop a course will receive a refund. Cancellation requests made after the University’s last day to add/drop a course will not be honored.