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English Language Proficiency Policy for GTAs
Department of Applied Linguistics/ESL

Nonnative speakers of English applying for a GTAB position in the department must normally have received an overall score of 111 on the TOEFL iBT and a score of at least 22 on each of the subscores (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). These MA and doctoral students interested in applying for an assistantship will take an Oral Proficiency Teaching Simulation (OPTS) exam offered by the department; they must pass this test to receive a GTAB assignment. If students do not pass the test, they must take and successfully pass the ITA class. Exemptions include:



OPTS

ITA course

Native speakers of English from a country where
English is the primary language, such as English-Speaking Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.

Exempt

Exempt

English-medium schooling from elementary school through college (All subjects taught through English except for the mother tongue.)

Exempt

Exempt

Four semesters of experience (GTAB equivalent) student contact at a U.S. university

Exempt

Exempt

A score of 27 or higher on both the writing and speaking sections of the TOEFL.

Exempt

Exempt