Date: 5 December 2013
To: All UF Graduate Coordinators, Staff and Students
From: Mr. Gordon Tapper, Coordinator, UF Academic Spoken English
RE: Academic Help: Spring 2014 SPEAK Test Dates and EAP and Scholarly Writing Courses
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 2014 semester are as follows:
UF SPEAK test dates - Spring 2014
02 January - 12:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
11 February - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
19 March - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
22 April - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
Students can register online for the SPEAK test here - http://ase.ufl.edu/testing.html
Spring 2014 EAP 5836 (supervised ITA teaching) class times:
(Register for 03 credits of this class listed under "Linguistics" in ISIS.) This course IS eligible for a graduate tuition waiver.
T 5&6 period (#2864) - Yon 320 classroom W 2&3 period (#1600) - Yon 320 classroom W 7&8 period (#01G2 and #2865) - FLG 0275 classroom
Spring 2014 EAP 5835 (04 credit oral proficiency and academic presentation class) --
This class is eligible for a graduate tuition waiver for students on assistantship. This is a 4 hour/week class with a language lab component and bi-weekly academic presentations intended for those international graduate students who need to make rapid progress on their spoken fluency in English and/or who need to improve their performance on an oral proficiency test (SPEAK or TOEFL-IBT.) Seating for this course will be first come first served.
Additional non-credit English language classes (ASEP) are available (depending on registration) through ASE. For information about these please visit this website -- http://ase.ufl.edu/syllabi3.html or contact Gordon Tapper ([log in to unmask])
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]
The Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846) course is offered as a non-credit class lasting six weeks. This class is not eligible for a tuition waiver and is not offered as a distance education class. The cost of a six-week section is $350. For more detailed information, go to: http://www.lin.ufl.edu/sw.html. The Spring A class will begin January 20th and end February 28th. The class will meet 4th period M,W,F. The Spring B class, enrollment allowing, will begin March 12th and will end April 23rd.
The Spring Academic Written English Test is scheduled for 8:30am on Tuesday, January 14th. There is no cost for the screening test, although seats are limited.
To register for the Scholarly Writing classes or screening test, please visit:http://xms.dce.ufl.edu/reg/groups/eli/registration.aspx