Date:  07 August 2009


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 Fall 2009


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 a SPEAK test (administered on the UF campus) or a score of 23 or higher on the TOEFL-IBT Speaking component.  In addition, any international graduate teaching assistant whose first language is not English who scores a 45 or 50 on a SPEAK test, or between 23 ­ 27 on the TOEFL-IBT Speaking component, 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 Fall 2009 semester are as



SPEAK test dates - Fall 2009


19 August 2009, 4:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall*

15 September 2009, 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

14 October 2009, 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

17 November 2009, 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

09 December 2009, 6:00 p.m., 1317 Turlington Hall


*Priority given to new students admitted Fall 2009 for this test session.


Information about SPEAK test registration as well as our oral communications in English courses can be accessed through our program website

( or by telephone (392-3286).  Please note that course time information about our ASE courses is available in ISIS listed under Linguistics.



For more information and registration information about the SPEAK test or ASE course offerings, please visit the ASE website -, call the ASE office - 392-3286, or email Gordon Tapper - [log in to unmask].