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

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental teaching skills to get off to a good start
  • Grade student work by established criteria
  • Give effective feedback to help students learn
  • Use English to interact, elicit and question in a classroom/tutorial setting
  • Plan and conduct tutorials

Issuance of Certificates

A Certificate of Attendance will be given to participants who have completed all modules.




1. Marking and Grading

This module helps participants to grade according to criteria and give feedback to help students learn.

2. Conducting Tutorials

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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Registration will start at 10:00 am, 28 Oct and will be closed once available places are filled.