ORAL ENGLISH ASSESSMENT (EPI)
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IMPORTANT UPDATE
At the end of Fall 2022 semester, the English Proficiency Interview (EPI) service will move from the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) to the Department of Linguistics. While the test itself will remain the same, the name will be changed to Oral English Assessment Interview (OEAI). Registration for the upcoming pre-semester January 2023 testing period will open in early December. Questions regarding OEAI may be directed to Dr. Xun Yan and Dr. Rurik Tywoniw at oeai-illinois@illinois.edu.
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For questions or information, please contact:

EPI Coordinator
(217) 265-6136
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OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Listen to Real ITA Perspectives

In the following videos, five international teaching assistants compare teaching at Illinois to teaching in their home countries; provide tips for becoming an effective instructor; explain how they developed their English skills; and share their challenges and successes with taking, sometimes failing, and ultimately passing the English Proficiency Interview.

Click on the following video links to hear their stories and advice for teaching success. Additional resources for teaching at Illinois can be found here.

Resources for improving oral English proficiency can be found here.


What is it like to teach at Illinois?

TeachingAtIllinois   

How can I be successful as a new teacher?

KeyToSuccess    

How can I ensure two-way communication in the classroom?

TeachingIsCommunication     

How can I develop English skills for teaching?

EnglishSkills       

How can I prepare for the English Proficiency Interview?

EPI_Interview