Full course description
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 11:45am
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - Tuesday, November 16, 2021
In order to enroll, qualified students must meet the following requirements:
- Have a score of at least 40 on the SPEAK test (or at least a 6 on the speaking section of the IELTS test, or at least a 21 on the speaking section of the TOEFL iBT).
- Ask their department representative to send an email with their name, ID number, name of department, and a statement that the student is a potential candidate for a TA position. Please send emails either to GlobalLaunch.ITA@asu.edu or to Loretta.Doemland@asu.edu.
During the semester, each student is required to prepare at least four videotaped micro-teaching presentations that are evaluated by the instructor during tutorial sessions. At the end of the semester, a final videotaped presentation is evaluated by a panel of language and pedagogical experts. Full certification by the panel is equivalent to a score of 55 on the SPEAK test (the minimum score required for an ITA position at ASU), and a rating of certified with qualifications is equivalent to a score of 50 (the minimum score to tutor or be a lab assistant). Those students who do not receive the above ratings are not certified and may retake the SPEAK test, re-enroll in the ITA Teacher Training Course or enroll in one Global Launch eight-week intensive English class.