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ITAIS Newsletter


The purpose of the ITAIS Newsletter is to keep the membership informed about IS business and events that pertain to the TESOL convention. The newsletter also provides ESOL professionals with a forum for sharing teaching practices, research, and programmatic and administrative issues related to the English language proficiency testing and training of international graduate teaching assistants (ITAs) for instructional responsibilities in university classrooms.


The ITAIS Newsletter addresses the concerns of ITA specialists, including instructors, program administrators, and researchers, who work with ITAs. ITA specialists are involved in the testing, training, and development of international graduate students who are teaching or preparing to teach mainly undergraduate students at universities in the United States and Canada.


The ITAIS Newsletter provides various types of information, including
  • IS news
  • announcements and proceedings of relevant conferences
  • reviews of video, print, and online resources and technology.

In addition, the newsletter offers a forum for discussing practices and innovative pedagogies that enhance ITA training in areas such as
  • language proficiency assessment for instructional purposes
  • communicative competence
  • intercultural communication skills
  • college teaching skills
  • constructive feedback
  • program evaluation

Submission Guidelines

To submit a manuscript, please read the submission guidelines.

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