Date: 15 December 2011
To: All UF Graduate Coordinators, Staff and Students
From: Mr. Gordon Tapper, Coordinator, UF Academic Spoken English
RE: SPEAK Test Dates and EAP Course Offerings for Spring 2012
All international graduate students whose first language is not English (official first language of home country) and who may be appointed as teaching assistants (with lecturing/lab responsibilities) need to have a passing score (45 or higher) on either a TSE (Test of Spoken English -- administered by ETS), a UF SPEAK test (administered on the UF campus), or a TOEFL-IBT Speaking test (23+). In addition, any international graduate teaching assistant whose first language is not English who scores a 45 or 50 on a SPEAK/TSE test, or 23 - 27 on a TOEFL-IBT Speaking section and who is appointed to teach (with lecturing/lab responsibilities) must enroll, during their first semester teaching, in a 3-credit EAP 5836 course. International graduate students appointed as TA-G (grading and office hour responsibilities only) are neither required to pass a SPEAK test nor eligible to enroll in EAP 5836. SPEAK test dates, times and locations for the Spring 2012 semester are as follows:
SPEAK test dates - Spring 2012
04 January - 12:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
15 February - 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
13 March - 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
18 April - 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
Students can register online for the SPEAK test here - http://ase.ufl.edu/testing.html
Spring 2012 EAP 5836 (supervised ITA teaching) class times:
(Register for 03 credits of this class listed under "Linguistics" in ISIS.)
NB These 03 credits do not count toward full-time registration.
T 5&6 period - Yon 320 classroom
W 2&3 period - Yon 320 classroom
W 7&8 period - Turlington 2303 classroom
Additional Non-credit English language classes available (depending on registration) through ASE - Spring 2012
If you are interested in this course, please contact Gordon Tapper ([log in to unmask]) If there is sufficient student demand for this class we will offer a section during Spring 2012.
ASEP1/3 is a non-credit, fee-based, course. This course is NOT eligible for a tuition waiver for students on assistantship.
The course has been modified to better meet the needs of students needing to pass the SPEAK test to teach at UF, or perspective students who will have to take the spoken part of the TOEFL iBT.
* This course will be offered twice during the Spring 2012 Semester
* The Spring A class runs from 23 January - 02 March
* The Spring B class runs from 12 March - 20 April
* The course meets four days per week.
* The meeting time is Monday - Thursday 7th Period (1:55 - 2:45)
* The course meets in Yon Hall, Room 320
* The fee for this course will be $500 for a 6-week course (either Spring A or Spring B).
For more information and registration information about these courses or the UF SPEAK test, visit the ASE website - http://ase.ufl.edu/, call the ASE office - 392-3286, or email Gordon Tapper - [log in to unmask]