ESL ITA Oral Skills

for International Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants & Visiting Scholars


The non-credit course, Spoken English for Academic Purposes, offers extensive practice in English pronunciation and presentation skills, and the course includes familiarization with academic culture and norms.

The class meets weekly for one two-hour session and each participant also meets weekly one-on-one with the instructor for individual practice and feedback on speaking skills. Each student will take the UW-Milwaukee Teaching Assistant Assessment (MITAA) at the end of the course and be given a final MITAA score.

MITAA score and advance registration required.

Tuition: $1,400

Class is designed for graduate students with teaching assistantship appointments. The tuition for the course will be posted to PAWS.

Other graduate students may register for this course on a space available basis. All students must take the MITAA prior to registration.

For any questions about the class, please contact the ESL Programs Assistant, Rebecca Christman or the ITA Coordinator, Mark Sondrol.

Rebecca Christman
ESL Programs Assistant
Room: Curtin Hall 672
Phone: +1-414-229-5757

Mark Sondrol
ESL ITA Coordinator
Room: Curtin Hall 686