ITA Summer Training Program Dates

The ELP organizes a seven-week language training program during the summer on behalf of Penn's School of Arts & Sciences (SAS). This program is open to prospective ITAs from all schools at Penn.

The ITA training program emphasizes the development of listening and understanding, fluency in speaking, clear pronunciation, better control over grammatical forms, and skills required for effective lecturing and classroom management.

The training program is a full-time commitment that entails class meetings five days a week and several hours of homework each day. In addition, tutoring sessions are provided. After initial testing, participants will be placed in a training group that best fits their level of English proficiency. Prospective ITAs who plan to enroll in the summer training program will need to complete and submit an enrollment form.

Please note that ITAs are not eligible for ELP housing. ITAs should make their own arrangements for housing during their training program. 

When making other summer travel plans (i.e. to present at a professional conference), please be aware that the program has an attendance policy. It is a good idea to contact the ELP in advance of finalizing your plans to ensure you don't disqualify yourself from participating in the program.

New for 2019: late arrivals to the program are no longer permitted. To participate, you will need to arrive to Penn the morning of June 27th 2019.

We look forward to meeting you!

Deadline for Receipt of Enrollment Form

June 7, 2019

Program Dates

June 27 to August 19, 2019
Orientation: June 27 - June 29, 2019
Classes: July 1st - August 13, 2019
Testing: August 14 & 19, 2019


$4,044* tenative rate
Tuition is covered for ITAs in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Enrollment Link