Other Resources

Self-Study Resources


Duolingo: Android iPhone

Mango Languages: Android iPhone


Sounds of Speech

Rachel's English YouTube Channel

TA Communication Skills

MIT's The User-friendly Classroom Series (videos)

Signal Phrases for Classes

Book: Teaching American Students: A Guide for International Faculty and Teaching Assistants in Colleges and Universities (Third Edition) by Ellen Sarkisian. ISBN: 978-0674021419


Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Campus Resources

UC Davis Writing Across the Curriculum

The WAC Program helps faculty and teaching assistants (TAs) in all disciplines integrate writing assignments and writing instruction into their undergraduate courses. The program also helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with various aspects of their writing, from global concerns such as organization to local concerns such as sentence clarity, and with writing in various genres, such as dissertation chapters, articles, proposals, teaching philosophies, and curriculum vitas.

First Friends Program for Graduate and Professional Students

This new program is designed to assist international, domestic, professional and undocumented graduate students with integration into the UC Davis campus and U.S. academic culture by connecting entering first-year graduate students with a continuing graduate student mentor.

This program is organized by UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS). 

UC Davis Teaching Assistant Consulting (TAC) Program

The TAC Program provides workshops and consultations to help TAs be effective teachers. This program is organized by the UC Davis Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE).