Becoming an Effective Teaching Assistant (BETA)

Registration will start at 10:00 am, 24 May and will be closed once available places are filled.

Semester 2, 2016-17

Details of the Programme

The Programme

This programme is designed to equip candidates applying for Teaching Postgraduate Studentship (TPS) Scheme with the knowledge and skills to get started in supporting classroom teaching and enhancing student learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental teaching skills to get off to a good start
  • Grade student work by established criteria
  • Give effective feedback to help students learn
  • Use English to interact, elicit and question in a classroom/tutorial setting
  • Plan and conduct tutorials

Duration and Certification

The programme is comprised of four face-to-face modules (10 hours in all). A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who meet the completion requirements (attend ALL four modules and complete all in-class and out-of-class tasks).

Application Form

Please answer ALL the following questions and fill in your contact details. Application will NOT be accepted unless ALL questions are completed.

1. I wish to enroll myself in the following programme:

Becoming an Effective Teaching Assistant (BETA)

Day 1 Time Modules (Venue)
 19 Jun 2017
9:30am - 12:00nn Starting Off Right (TU616)
1:00pm - 3:30pm English for Instructional Purposes: Interacting, Eliciting and Questioning (TU616)

Day 2 Time Modules (Venue)
 20 Jun 2017 9:30am - 12:00nn Marking and Grading (TU616)
1:00pm - 3:30pm Conducting Tutorials (TU616)
2. I am nominated by my Department to receive Teaching Postgraduate Studentship  

Contact details of my nominator/supervisor

3. Briefly describe any previous teaching you have done at PolyU or elsewhere:  
4. Provide details of any teaching training programmes you have previously undertaken  


Contact details


Staff/Student no:
Postal address: