Tamilla Mammadova is an instructor of Writing and Information Literacy at ADA University, Azerbaijan, Baku. She holds PhD in Applied Linguistics from University of Santiago de Compostela. Dr. Mammadova's areas of interest are evaluation of English language teaching materials, the use of technology in modern classes, spoken English, and Corpus Linguistics.
For International Teaching Assistants, meaning negotiation plays a vital role when it comes to interactions with native English speaking undergraduate students in the laboratory or in the classroom. In this article, I share a few tips that can help ITA instructors or coaches guide ITAs through their interactions with their (future) undergraduate students.