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Teaching Assistantships:

We anticipate having Teaching Assistantship (TA) positions for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. (1/2 time, Fall/Spring)


Teaching Assistants to teach English to international students. TAs must enroll in or have taken LLT 822 and LLT 895 (3 credits each) during their first semester teaching at the ELC. 

Note that these appointments are for one or two semesters. Students must reapply each year.

Please see the application for more details. 

Selection Criteria:

  • enrollment in the MA TESOL program or the SLS Ph.D. program
  • classroom language teaching experience
  • strong academic record
  • native English proficiency OR native-like proficiency as determined by one or more of the criteria below:

o    TOEFL score of 640 or above (paper and pencil test), 273 or above (computer-based test), or 111 or above (iBT) with a speaking subscore of 27 or higher. 

o    An IELTS band score of 8 with a speaking subscore of 8 or higher will be considered in lieu of a TOEFL score.

o    SPEAK/TSE test score of 60

o    personal or telephone interview (to be arranged if applicant meets other criteria)

o    see application for complete selection criteria details


February 1, 2020.

Applications Available: 

ELC, B230 Wells Hall or as a PDF application (printable).

Return application and supporting documents by mail or email to:

David Krise
TA Search Committee Chair
English Language Center, Rm B230
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Rd 
East Lansing , MI 48824