ITA Summer Training Program

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The ELP organizes a seven-week language training program during the summer on behalf of Penn's School of Arts and 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 significant commitment that entails meetings and several hours of homework each day. In addition, tutoring sessions are provided. 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.

When making other summer plans, 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. 

Deadline for receipt of enrollment formMay 31, 2024
Program datesJuly 2, 2024 - August 19, 2024
Tuition$4,044* tentative rate 
Tuition is covered for ITAs in the School of Arts and Sciences

Enroll now for summer 2024