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Program Assistant
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Job ID 32429
Job Type Student Jobs
Employer English Language Institute
Date Posted Nov 03, 2022
Category Professional/Administrative
Job Description


ELI 994 Program Assistant - Winter Semester 2023

This job posting is only for University of Michigan undergraduates.

The English Language Institute is recruiting undergraduate students for paid consulting positions in a GSI teaching preparation course for graduate students who speak English as an additional language.

What will you do?

  • Participate in practice office hours and teaching sessions, as you would for a regular class

  • Give feedback to prospective GSIs on the quality of their instruction in terms of language use and lesson delivery


What will you gain?

  • Experience providing appropriate constructive feedback in a multi-cultural setting

  • Experience working with multilingual speakers from a variety of countries and LSA disciplines

  • Knowledge about second language teaching and learning

  • An opportunity to help shape undergraduate teaching at the University of Michigan and foster an inclusive campus climate


What qualifications do you need?

Experience in LSA undergraduate courses

Excellent time management skills

Ability to offer clear, concise feedback in both written and oral form

Availability for ALL of the dates listed below:


Again, applicants must be available to work at all of the following dates/times in person:

Orientation/Feedback Training Session (In Person)

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 4:15 - 7:15 pm

Practice Teaching Sessions (In Person)

All Sessions are from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Monday, January 23

  • Wednesday, January 25

  • Monday, February 6

  • Wednesday, February 8

  • Monday, March 6

  • Wednesday, March 8

  • Friday, March 10

  • Monday, March 20

  • Wednesday, March 22

To apply for this position, fill out the online student employment application (REQUIRED), and email your cover letter and resume (be sure to include your UMID) to Neal McKenna at Your cover letter should describe the relevant skills you offer along with your commitment to being available each of the dates and times listed above.


Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

To facilitate hiring please make sure that you have filled out the student employment application and that your current mailing address and a student application are updated in Wolverine Access.

The number of job openings is dependent on enrollment of ELI 994.



Job Requirements

Ideal Candidates will:

  • be currently enrolled as a UM undergraduate

  • have experience in LSA undergraduate courses (especially Chemistry, Physics, Math, Statistics, and EEB)

  • have an interest in quality teaching;

  • be available for all training and practice teaching sessions;

  • be punctual;

  • have excellent English written and oral communication skills; and

  • have some experience studying or traveling abroad (helpful but not required)

Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work during all course sessions, to candidates with prior successful performance in ELI 994 or other ELI courses, to candidates with evident motivation to participate constructively in the course, to candidates who contribute to a diverse array of academic backgrounds (particularly quantitative and/or science majors), to candidates with international experience, and to candidates with prior teaching or tutoring experience.

Educational Value

ยท        Program assistants will also sharpen their intercultural communication skills and their ability to offer constructive feedback and to interact in a multilingual environment. They will develop their ability to provide and receive professional feedback. Program assistants will interact with graduate students from a variety of non-English speaking countries and gain intercultural experience.

Available Openings 35
Hours 3.0 to 6.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $15.00/hour
Time Frame Winter Only
Contact Name Ann Titus
Contact Email
Work Location Practice Teaching Sessions: Mason Hall Room 1448 Orientation: Weiser Hall
Phone 734 615 9297
Fax N/A

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