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English Proficiency

Resources for Prospective Students

Intensive English Institute

An academic English program designed to help prospective students:

  • develop skills needed in undergraduate and graduate programs in US universities
  • build English skills for their professional career

Resources for Current Students

The Department of Linguistics

Offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses designed to help ITAs and prospective ITAs develop their oral English and teaching skills as well as current students who want to improve their English proficiency

Requirements for Teaching Assistants

English Proficiency Interview  (EPI)

A test of oral English proficiency for non-native English speaking graduate students who are prospective teaching assistants (Beginning Summer 2010, EPI replaces the SPEAK test.)