The International Teaching Assistant Oral Interaction Test (ITAOI) is available to international students who wish to be teaching assistants at MSU and who have taken AAE 451 or AAE 452, offered by MSU’s Teaching Assistant Program.

For more information, please view the ITAOI Summary and Sample Tasks (PDF)

Policies and Procedures

For Departments:

Registration is required. Qualified students may register for the ITAOI, starting 3 weeks before the test date, online at the MSU Speaking Online Test System.

Next Test Dates:   

  • 2020
    • Monday, November 23, 2020

If you have any trouble registering for the test, please email at

All test-takers will be notified of the test locations when they sign up for the test.

Note: For ITAOI test results, the ELC also administers an appeal process in cooperation with the Graduate School. Please see the section Appeal Procedure by Review Board.