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Chinese Teaching Assistant Applicants

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Course Requirement

Applicants for positions in Chinese should note that Chinese 443, "Structure of Chinese," is REQUIRED of teaching assistants in the modern Chinese language program.  Applicants who have not previously completed Chinese 443 will, if offered a teaching position, be required to enroll in this course during their first (Autumn) term of employment in the program.  For applicants in Japanese, coursework in Japanese linguistics is recommended.

English Language Requirement

By the time of appointment, students who are non-native speakers of English must demonstrate sufficient ability in English by satisfying the requirements detailed in Graduate School Memorandum No. 15.

To satisfy the requirement you must have either:

  1. A bachelor’s, (NOT a master’s, or doctoral degree) from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom, OR
  2. have submitted to the University of Washington a currently valid TOEFL Speaking score of 26 or higher, OR IELTS speaking score of 7.0 or higher, OR a VERSANT score of 65 or higher. NOTE: UW is phasing out acceptance of IELTS scores. Only scores from tests taken prior to June 1, 2017 will be accepted.

*If you do not fulfill these requirements and are a current student at UW take the VERSANT test OR the University of Washington's ENGL 105: English for International Teaching Assistants as soon as possible. 

**If you do not fulfill these requirements and do not live in the Seattle area, take the TOEFL iBT as soon as possible. 

***If your test scores are high enough to qualify for an appeal interview (as described in Graduate Memo 15) we will contact you to arrange an appeal interview.  These can be conducted by Skype for those not currently in the Seattle area.