American Language Institute

ITA Screening

2022 SPEAK Screening for ITAs

The University of Toledo and the American Language Institute screen new international graduate students (ITA) to ensure minimum standards of spoken language proficiency are met before allowing ITAs to teach at the university.

This policy provides ITAs, department chairs, and faculty with information regarding the language screening, test dates, and the ITA class in the fall semester. To obtain more information about the program please contact the American Language Institute.

UTOLEDO ITA Screening Details

1.      iBT TOEFL Speaking score ≦18 or IELTS Speaking score≦ 6.0: The ITA must take the ITA Training Seminar in the fall semester and is not eligible to perform any teaching, proctoring, or tutoring duties at The University of Toledo. To sign up for the seminar, please contact ali@utoledo.edu 

2.      iBT TOEFL Speaking score between 19 and 21, or IELTS Speaking score < 6.5: The ITA must take the ALI SPEAK test in August. 

3.      iBT TOEFL Speaking score ≧ 22 or IELTS Speaking score ≧ 6.5: The ITA is eligible to perform teaching duty their academic department assigns them to.

4.      PBT TOEFL score: All the ITAs admitted to the University with a Paper-based TOEFL score are required to take the ALI SPEAK test.

5.       Duolingo: all the ITAs admitted to the University with a Duolingo test score are required to take the ALI SPEAK test.

 

ALI SPEAK Test

The ITA must score a 220 or higher on the ALI SPEAK test to be exempt from taking the ITA Training Seminar in the fall. ITAs who score lower than 220 on the ALI SPEAK test are required to take the ITA Training Seminar in the fall and cannot provide any classroom instruction until they successfully complete the ITA Training Seminar. 

Note. The ITA Seminar is FREE of charge for all ITAs and their departments across the campus. 

2022 ITA Speaking Screening Sign up Form

 To sign up for the 2022 ALI SPEAK Screening Test, fill out the ITA Screening Test Sign up Form.

Schedules

  • 2022 ALI SPEAK Screening Test Schedule:  August 19,  or  August 26, SM 1400
  • 2022 ITA Seminar Schedule:

     August 31 – October 14

     Every Wednesday & Friday

     8:30AM – 10:20AM, SM 1330

Last Updated: 12/1/22