Office of the Provost

English Language Fluency

Under the English Fluency in Higher Education Act, the University must annually file a statement with the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that certifies that specified individuals who teach are fluent in the English language. Academic centers or departments are responsible for evaluating their instructional faculty for English language fluency. The English comprehensibility of teaching assistants who are not native speakers of English is evaluated by the English Language Institute of the Department of Linguistics (School of Arts and Sciences), 2816 Cathedral of Learning, telephone 412-624-5901.

For additional information contact the academic center or department or refer to University Policy 02-02-16, Certification of English Language Fluency for Teaching.