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ITA English Comprehensibility Testing

According to University of Pittsburgh policy, any TA/TF who has been assigned to any teaching responsibilities and who is not a native speaker of English must take an interview test and be evaluated for overall English language comprehensibility. These tests are scheduled and conducted by the English Language Institute. Below are relevant links including a description of the interview and the rating scale used in the evaluation.

For more information on ITA English Comprehensibility Testing visit the English Language Testing for International Students Web site or contact Greg Mizera.


Description of the Interview Process (pdf)
Rating Scale (pdf)
English Comprehensibility Program
Certification of English Language Fluency for Teaching Policy
Certification of English Language Fluency for Teaching Procedure
TA/TF/GSA Policy
Office of International Services
English Language Institute

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