American Language Institute

ITA Screening

2024 SPEAK Screening for International Teaching Assistants

The University of Toledo and the American Language Institute screen new International Graduate Teaching Assistants (ITAs) to ensure minimum standards of spoken language proficiency are met before allowing ITAs to perform any verbal instructional duties 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 at ALI@utoledo.edu.

UTOLEDO ITA Screening Policy

TOEFL iBT speaking score 18 
The ITA must take the ITA Training Seminar in the fall semester and is not eligible to perform any verbal instructional, proctoring, or tutoring duties at The University of Toledo before successfully completing the ITA Seminar. To sign up for the seminar, please email ali@utoledo.edu. 

TOEFL iBT speaking score between 19 and 21 
The ITA must take the ALI SPEAK test in August.   

TOEFL iBT speaking score  22 
The ITA is eligible to perform any teaching duty their academic department assigns them to. 

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

IELTS speaking score< 6.0
The ITA must take the ITA Training Seminar in the fall semester and is not eligible to perform any verbal instructional, proctoring, or tutoring duties at The University of Toledo before successfully completing the ITA Seminar. To sign up for the seminar, please email ali@utoledo.edu.

IELTS Speaking score 6.0
The ITA must take the ALI SPEAK test in August.  

IELTS Speaking score≧ 6.5
The ITA is eligible to perform any teaching duty their academic department assigns them to.

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

All the ITAs admitted to the University with a Pearson PTE 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. 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 verbal classroom instruction until they successfully complete the ITA Training Seminar. 

The ALI SPEAK test will take 30 minutes to complete. Please click here to see a Sample Test. 

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

2024 ITA Speaking Screening Sign up Form

 To sign up for the 2024 ALI SPEAK Screening Test, fill out the ITA Screening Test Sign up Form.

Schedules

  • 2024 ALI SPEAK Screening Test Schedule:  August 16,  or  August 23, at Snyder Memorial Room 1400
    • August 16 (Friday) 9:00AM 
    • August 16 (Friday) 1:00PM 
    • August 23 (Friday) 9:00AM
    • August 23 (Friday) 1:00PM 
  • 2024 ITA Seminar Schedule:

   August 28 – October 18

     Every Wednesday & Friday

     8:30AM – 10:20AM, SM 1370

Last Updated: 6/27/24