This programme is designed to equip potential candidates for Teaching Assistantships with the skills to get started in supporting classroom teaching and enhancing student learning.

The programme consists of two hybrid sessions and three online modules: "Starting Off Right", "Marking and Grading" and "Conducting Tutorials". Please refer to the sections below for the schedule and details of the modules.

Issuance of Certificates

A Certificate of Attendance will be given to participants who have completed all modules and finished all online assignments.


Module Title Description of the Module Duration

Hybrid Module

Supporting Learning and Teaching at PolyU

This module discusses the roles and responsibilities of teaching assistants at PolyU. It provides ideas and tips for TAs to contribute to a positive environment in the ever-changing higher education sector. 2.5 hrs
English for Instructional Purposes: Interacting, Eliciting and Questioning This module focuses on three key features of English for Instructional Purposes: interacting, eliciting and questioning. There will be exercises and activities relating to the use of English as the main language of classroom management to foster student interaction and effective learning. 2.5 hrs
Online homework 1: Complete a journal (1 hr)
Online Asynchronous Modules
1a. Starting Off Right This module aims to equip participants with classroom management skills, help them build rapport with students and set ground rules to build a conducive learning environment together with the students. 1.5 hrs
1b. Conducting Tutorials This module helps participants to grade according to criteria and give feedback to help students learn. 1.5 hrs

2. Marking and Grading

This module introduces the ways of conducting different types of tutorial, including problem-solving tutorials, case-study based tutorials. It also discusses related issues and concerns. 1.5 hrs

Online homework 2: course reading (1 hr)

Online homework 3: read the material on online teaching and write about one practice that works (1 hr)
Total hours 12.5 hrs

Registration will start at 10:00 am, 2 Sep and will be closed once available places are filled.