English Language Comprehensibility Test for International Teaching Assistants/Fellows

All University of Pittsburgh graduate students who are not native speakers of English and who have been appointed as Teaching Assistants (TAs) or Teaching Fellows (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.

Upcoming Testing

The English Comprehensibility Test (ECT) for International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) and International Teaching Fellows (ITFs) will be conducted remotely, via Zoom. The test follows the same sequence as in-person testing, consisting of a personal interview and teaching demonstration; however, all participants interact via live video and chat from their personal computer, tablet, or phone. Please note that a faculty member from the ITA's academic department must take part in the test. To schedule a Remote ITA English Comprehensibility Test, please contact the Testing Coordinator at itatest@pitt.edu.

ITA-ECT Test Dates

Testing Times

Location

Tuesday, April 13 

10:00 am – 4 pm

Remote testing via Zoom

Wednesday, April 14 

10:00 am – 4 pm

Remote testing via Zoom

Thursday, April 15 

10:00 am – 4 pm

Remote testing via Zoom

Friday, April 16  10:00 am – 4 pm Remote testing via Zoom