International Teaching Assistants Program (ITAP)
The CTE International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP) works with international teaching assistants (ITAs) to meet required levels of oral English proficiency for teaching assignments. The program helps ensure ITAs have a successful teaching experience.
Required for all graduate students who may hold TA duties at Cornell and who do not speak English as a first language.
Offered to ITAs who need to reach required levels of oral proficiency in order to TA at Cornell.
A weeklong program to support all incoming international students whose first language is not English and who will assume TA duties during the fall semester.
An intensive, three-week blended summer course to provide selected ITAs with the opportunity to enhance their teaching and oral communication skills.
Support for ITAs
A list of language and culture resources available to ITAs at Cornell.
Available to ITAs currently enrolled in an ITAP course.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about ITAP processes and procedures.
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is a place where teaching assistants can go for insight and assistance with their teaching responsibilities. We encourage all graduate students to visit the resources on our website and our office on the 4th floor of Computing and Communication Center (CCC).
Graduate students, faculty, and administrators who are coordinating programs for TAs and graduate student development should contact the CTE via email (email@example.com) or phone (607-255-3990) to find out more or to schedule an appointment.