William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning

Language Assessment

All international graduate students, whose first language is not English and who intend to be graduate teaching assistants must take the Michigan Tech English Language Assessment.  This assessment takes about 15 minutes to complete and is shared only with departmental administration who use it to determine assignments within the department.

All international graduate students interested in improving their language skills and/or becoming more oriented to Michigan Tech's classroom culture are strongly encouraged to participate in the free, weekly, semester-long IGSC3 (International Graduate Student Communication and Cultural Center) program.


The language assessment takes place in the Michigan Tech Testing Center, in Room 226, J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library. Please come to the Michigan Tech Testing Center during open hours to schedule a time to take the assessment.

Contact the Testing Center at 906-487-1001 or email techtesting-l@mtu.edu.

Testing Center Hours

Fall/Spring Semesters - Rekhi 215 Fall/Spring Semesters - Library 226 Summer:
Monday  8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday  8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday  8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday  8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday  8:30am - 5:00pm
Monday  11:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Monday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday  11:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday  11:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday  11:00am - 4:00pm

Additional hours may be arranged for special needs or to accommodate evening exams or a large number of examinees. Contact the Testing Center at 906-487-1001 or email techtesting-l@mtu.edu to set up a time.