Improving Oral English, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Resources For Improving Oral English

Non-native English speaking instructors who wish to improve their oral communication skills may benefit from the following resources.

For ITAs

The Department of Linguistics offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses designed to help ITAs and prospective ITAs develop their oral English and teaching skills.

ESL Courses FAQ

ESL 504: English Pronunciation for ITAs

ESL 506: Oral Communication Skills for ITAs

ESL 508: Seminar for Intl TAs. Contact Patti Watts for details.


Online resource:
A free and high-quality online resource for working on academic and everyday English, including pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, listening, and fluency.


Additional Activities for Improving Oral English