Professional Development

International Teaching Assistants Program

August 08, 2017

The International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Program is a FREE graduate seminar specially designed for teaching assistants and graduate students who speak English as an additional language. The seminar helps students' academic communication and teaching skills.

The ITA Seminar courses focus on two themes:

  • Improved ability to use and understand spoken North American English, particularly colloquial and idiomatic usage. Activities include group and individual work in class and may include individual tutoring when more intensive help is appropriate or desired
  • Increased general communication and comprehension skills in the context of the duties and responsibilities of a teaching assistant

3-week Just-in-Time ITA Seminar

  • Saturday seminar available only
  • Starts Saturday, September 9, 2017 
  • Morning and afternoon sessions available
  • Refundable $50 deposit

10-week Intensive ITA Seminar

  • Saturday, Wednesday, or Thursday seminars available
  • Starts Saturday, September 30, Wednesday, October 4, or Thursday, October 5
  • Afternoon session for Saturdays and evening sessions for Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Refundable $100 deposit
Seminars are free to all new and current SFU grad students in all disciplines. Please register on their website.

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