English Courses by the International Teaching Assistant Services (ITA)

Enrollment for the Spring 2020 semester will begin Wednesday, January 15th, 2020.

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 TBD TBD TBD
ITA Advanced Oral Communication TBD TBD TBD

ITA Pronunciation

Spring 2020: TBD
Days: TBD
Time: TBD
Fee: Free for first semester; $150 for additional semesters
Location: Whetten Graduate Center Room (WGC) 303
Instructor: Pat Bresnahan

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2020

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

Spring 2020: TBD
Days: TBD
Time: TBD
Fee: Free for first semester; $150 for additional semesters
Location: Whetten Graduate Center Room (WGC) 302
Instructor: Kelly McKenna

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2020

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.