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

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

Policies and Procedures

For Departments:

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

Next Test Dates:   

  • 2021
    • Monday, April 12, 2021: The registration for the ITAOI exam will be closed on April 7. 

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

All test-takers will be notified of a Zoom link when they sign up for the test.

Note: For ITAOI exam results, the ELC also administers an appeal process in cooperation with the Graduate School. Please see the section Appeal Procedure by Review Board.1