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 15-30 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.

Scheduling

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  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday  11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Monday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.