Graduate Level English Communication (GLEC)

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The Graduate Level English Communication (GLEC) Courses are offered to all international graduate students.

These online courses will give any non-native English speaking graduate student confidence in their English; specifically, in the ability to teach and present effectively in a U.S. classroom. Coursework will focus on topical conversation, presentation skills and pronunciation.

  • Graduate students who have no teaching experience or have not previously studied in a U.S. university will find the course especially beneficial.
  • International Teaching Assistants will be required to take the GLEC courses if they do not receive the requisite language score on the ITA language assessment test.

COST: $2650.00*

*Self-pay students are eligible for the TCALC Cares Scholarship. Contact to learn more.


Register for **GLEC Presentations and Pronunciation >


Register for **GLEC Professional and Academic Conversations in English >


** ITAs must register for BOTH GLEC courses to fulfill the language requirement.

Learn more about the GLEC courses below.

GLEC Course Descriptions

GLEC Presentations and Pronunciation

Gain the skills and confidence you need to deliver successful presentations in English, for both in-person and online audiences. You will:

  • plan, research, organize and present presentations on a variety of topics
  • use instructor and peer feedback to improve performance
  • develop and practice presentation delivery skills including speaking volume, eye contact and more
  • learn best practices in PowerPoint design
  • receive individualized feedback from instructor to improve pronunciation accuracy
  • build confidence when communicating in and out of the classrom

GLEC Professional and Academic Conversations in English (PACE)

Develop academic and professional English through spoken interaction on varying weekly topics. You will:

  • share your connection to the lesson topic with your own ideas, beliefs, experiences, and knowledge
  • read, discuss and analyze an excerpt from current news or academic publication
  • collaborate with classmates to solve open-ended and real-world problems
  • examine and discuss a visual illustration of quantitative data related to the topic


  • ITAs must register for BOTH GLEC courses to fulfill the language requirement.

  • GLEC is a non-credit course offered through Temple Center for American Language and Culture 

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