The ITA Program was initiated in 1990, after the
Pennsylvania Fluency in Higher
Education Act of 1990 mandated that all instructors with classroom
teaching responsibilities who are not native speakers of English be
certified in English prior to assuming those
Teaching Assistants who are not native-speakers of English can take
advantage of the ITA program and be connected to a Temple conversation partner to enhance their communicative
competence and improve their ability to participate in a variety of
The ITA Program operates under the Intensive English Language Program in the Office of International Affairs. The ITA program coordinator is responsible for the assessment and training of international teaching assistants. ITA Coordinator: Janice Duenas-McKnight, firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-204-5526.
Deadlines for the SPEAK testing:
REGISTER for the SPEAK test.
- Testing appointments for Fall 2013 will be available in August 2013. Please complete the SPEAK registration form with requested testing dates.
Important things to remember:
- All international graduate teaching assistants, including those who have received the minimum scores required in the TOEFL iBT are required to contact the ITA Program to obtain their Certification of English Language Fluency before the beginning of the semester.
- If you have not yet been informed of your test score, you must register for and attend the ITA course until you do. If your score is reported at 50 or higher, you may stop attending and drop the course.