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FAQs for Incoming Students Fall 2022

  • When can I take the TOEP?
  • Students starting their program in Fall 2022 will be able to take the TOEP in the weeks prior to the start of the Fall Quarter. Exams will be offered throughout September. Registration for these exams will be open later in the summer. To receive an email when TOEP registration opens, please join the IAE grad email list.
  • Am I eligible to work as a TA?

Updates due to COVID-19

In response to the campus directives related to COVID-19 precautions, IAE will make some adjustments to its programs. This page will be updated as the situation develops.

Updates to Grad Programs in Spring 2020

We’re updating the format for IAE’s English language support for multilingual graduate students in Spring 2020. The primary goals are to:

Spring 2019 Instruction Options for ITAs

Some current and prospective ITAs may be required to complete English instruction to hold TA positions or to retake the TOEP. The options for qualifying instruction this Spring are:

Updates to Language & Culture Coaching in Winter 2019

Note: In Spring 2019, the EDU 198 Language & Culture Coaching Course will only be offered in the one-unit version. Students may also sign up for ITA seminars separately from coaching or in addition to coaching.  Updates to Language & Culture Coaching in Winter 2019

For the past two years, IAE has offered oral skills training to current and prospective international TAs (ITAs) through workshops, seminars, and one-on-one coaching.

American Culture: Real Life vs. TV

By: Claire Kang

Despite UC Davis' huge campus and large student population, it can be difficult to make friends across cultures. That is where the Pal Program can help. The program has helped international students connect to the diversity of America by introducing them to new friends. Jane Kim is an international student from South Korea, and she is a huge fan of the Pal program. She has joined the program every quarter for two years, and she wants to share her meaningful experiences with the program.

Reflections from a Graduating Pal

I nervously scratched my head as I looked around the Coho at the Memorial Union. I didn’t realize until now that I had no idea what my pal looked like. Should I text her what color I’m wearing? I wondered.