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English Language Testing for International Pitt Students

English Language Comprehensibility Test

Who Must Be Tested

All University of Pittsburgh graduate students who are not native speakers of English and who have been appointed as TAs/TFs must be tested before being assigned any teaching duties. This includes students who have attended universities in the United States, including the University of Pittsburgh, and those who have been TAs/TFs at other U.S. institutions.

The Testing Program

For a complete description of the test and implications for teaching assignments, please refer to the following Web site:

ITA English Comprehensibility Test

Testing Schedule

In the fall term, all newly appointed TAs/TFs who are non-native English speakers are tested during the week preceding classes. Additional testing for new TAs/TFs occurs in the week following the end of undergraduate classes in December and April. Retests of TAs/TFs who received scores of less than 4 on a previous test also may take place at these times.

Testing appointments are made for individual TAs/TFs by the department; only a faculty member or staff person may schedule an appointment. To request an appointment, please contact the testing supervisor, Gregory Mizera, at gmizera@pitt.edu.

Below is a schedule of the next available test dates:

DATE DAY TIME* ROOM

Aug. 18, 2014

Monday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parkvale 104

Aug. 19, 2014

Tuesday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parkvale 104

Aug. 20, 2014

Wednesday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parkvale 104

Aug. 21, 2014

Thursday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parkvale 104

Aug. 22, 2014

Friday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parkvale 104

 

*Tests are scheduled in 20-minute intervals: at the top of the hour, at 20 minutes past the hour and at 40 minutes past.

The last test each day starts at 3:40 p.m.
The test is held at the Parkvale Building, 200 Meyran Ave. (corner of Forbes Avenue). Room 104 is on your right when you enter the building lobby.