ITA (International Teaching Assistant)

An International Teaching Assistant (ITA) is a non-native English-speaking graduate student who assists in teaching undergraduate courses at English-speaking universities. ITAs often face challenges related to language proficiency, cultural differences, and classroom management. Universities typically provide training programs for ITAs that focus on improving English communication skills, understanding cultural expectations, and developing effective teaching techniques. Supporting ITAs helps ensure a positive learning experience for both the assistants and the students they teach.