The GSI Center’s Language Proficiency Program helps international graduate students establish their linguistic readiness to work as GSIs and assists GSIs in developing their teaching skills once they have begun teaching. We offer language proficiency screening, testing, courses, and individual consultations.

Graduate students who do not speak English as a native language must demonstrate English proficiency to be eligible to work as a GSI.

International GSIs at UC Berkeley
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English Language Proficiency Screening Questionnaire
Fill out this form to determine whether you need to take a language proficiency test (if you have not already submitted the questionnaire).

The Oral Proficiency Test (OPT)

English Language Proficiency Testing: Frequently Asked Questions

Key Deadlines for Students and Departments

English Language Proficiency Courses


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Language and Teaching Resources for International GSIs