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Workshop: International Graduate Teaching Assistant Seminars

November 24, 2017

The International Graduate Teaching Assistants Program is now open for registration! This graduate seminar is 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 International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Seminar will help you with spoken English as well as its social and cultural context, and will allow you to practise skills that will help you be a better TA.

There two versions of this program available to graduate students:

  • Just-in-Time Seminar: a free three-session course focused on academic culture and communication and essential skills for teaching assistants. The seminar is designed to offer timely orientation and support to graduate teaching assistants who are new to the North American academia, and whose first language is not English.
  • 10-week Intensive Seminar: free and open to all new and current SFU grad students in all disciplines. Those who expect to have teaching assignments in their first or second term will have priority.

These seminars are free to all new and current SFU grad students in all disciplines. Registration is required. For more information, please visit the International Graduate Teaching Assistant program webpage at the link above, or contact the organizers (

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