*A score of 4CP is a conditional pass which allows the student to be a TA provided he or she successfully completes ESL 508 during or before the first semester of teaching.
2014 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
The students mother tongue is English and he or she is from Australia, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, or the US.
2013 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
2008 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
Subjects with Departmental Proficiency Exams
A student qualifies for an exemption from demonstrating oral English proficiency for teaching ifoneof the following criteria is met:
2015 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
, through office hours) must demonstrate oral English proficiency.
Testing in Less Commonly Studied Languages
2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
Please note thatrequirements regarding English proficiency for teachingare different from requirements for admission to the Graduate College.
This campus policy was initiated in response to Illinois state law and applies to all prospective international and non-native English-speaking teaching assistantsregardless of country of origin, nationality, the language of instruction in any high school, undergraduate, or graduate degree program they may have previously completed, or previous professional experience.
Omitted or Multiple Correct Answers
Placement & Proficiency Information
Unit Outcomes Assessment Senior Survey
Use the links to the left to learn more about theEnglish Proficiency Interview (EPI) for TAs.
LOTE (Language Other Than English) Departmental Proficiency Exams
The following chart provides score requirements for international and non-native speakers of English to be considered for teaching assistantships:
2012 Advanced Level Exams (A Levels)
2012 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
2016 International Baccalaureate Program
2008 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
2010 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
2013 Advanced Level Exams (A Levels)
2018 International Baccalaureate Program
International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) account for a large proportion of teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ITAs bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the classroom and contribute to a rich intellectual exchange among students and instructors.
As a service to the campus community, CITL offers the campus-based English Proficiency Interview (EPI) as another means by which prospective TAs can demonstrate oral proficiency in English and fulfill campus policy and Illinois state law.
: Teaching Assistants hired as Graders are exempt from demonstrating oral English proficiency if they have no oral interaction with students. Graders who have oral interactions with students (
2011 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
2012 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
2013 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
Advanced Level Examinations (A Levels)
2011 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Unit Outcomes Assessment Follow-Up Summary of Changes
Unit Outcomes Assessment Follow-Up Unit Examples
Instructional Spaces & Technologies
2009 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
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The student has continuously attended English-medium schools since age 13 in any of the previous six countries.
Log in & Interpret Student Profiles
Unit Outcomes Assessment Assessment Plan Framework
Resources for Improving Oral Communication
2017 International Baccalaureate Program
New Illinois graduate students are encouraged to fulfill the oral English proficiency requirement for teaching prior to arriving on campus for the first time by obtaining a qualifying speaking score on the TOEFL or IELTS. Scores are valid if received within two years of the first day of enrollment at UIUC. Graduate students may also take the TOEFL or IELTSafterarriving on campus, focusing on only the speaking subsection, in order to be eligible to teach.
Unit Outcomes Assessment Printed Materials
2009 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
The University requires a high level of English proficiency for everyone involved in teaching. In order to ensure that ITAs have a successful teaching experience,Illinois policy requires the following: International and non-native English-speaking graduate students at Illinois must demonstrate oral English proficiency prior to being appointed as classroom instructors. This includes TA appointments for face-to-face classes, blended and online instruction, accompanying/coaching, and office hours.
2010 Advanced Placement (AP) Program