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Summer 2020 Preparation Program for International Teaching Assistants

Drexel University sponsors a one-month preparation program for all international graduate students awarded teaching assistantships. 

Dates of the 2020 Program

Activity Date
Orientation Monday, August 10, 2020
Classes begin Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Classes end Friday, September 4, 2020

The four-week program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare international teaching assistants (ITAs) for their responsibilities at Drexel University. The curriculum addresses language, appropriate pedagogy, and the culture of the North American university classroom through interactive lectures, workshops with campus departments, micro-teaching presentations, and panel discussions with students and experienced TAs. The program is taught by dynamic, experienced faculty who are experts in the field of ITA preparation.

More information about the program will be sent directly to those receiving teaching assistantships.

Contact information for ITA Preparation Program:

Anne Politz (
ITA Program Coordinator, English Language Center
Drexel University
229 N. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.2067 (phone)
215.895.6775 (fax)