Date:     25 April 2012 

To:       All UF Graduate Coordinators, Staff and Students 

From:     Mr. Gordon Tapper, Coordinator, UF Academic Spoken English 

RE:       Summer and Fall 2012 SPEAK Test Dates, EAP and Scholarly Writing Course Offerings

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 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 Summer and start of Fall 2012 semesters are as follows: 

SPEAK test dates - Summer/Fall 2012

15 May - 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
13 June - 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
17 July - 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
07 August - 6:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

NEW Fall 2012 student SPEAK TBA (probably around Aug 16)  (intended for new students at UF - 12:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

Students can register online for the SPEAK test here - 

Summer/Fall 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.
Summer A, 2012, Tuesdays 3&4th periods - Yon 320 classroom
Summer B, 2012, Wednesdays 3&4th periods - Yon 320 classroom

Fall 2012

Tuesdays 3&4th period - Yon 320 classroom
Wednesdays 2&3 period - Turlington 2303 classroom
Wednesdays 7&8th period - Turlington 2341
Thursdays 6&7th period - Turlington 2303

Additional Non-credit English language classes available (depending on registration) through ASE - Summer/Fall 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 Summer/Fall 2012. 

ASEP1/3 are non-credit, fee-based, 6-week long courses that meet 4 days/week. 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 may be offered twice during the Summer/Fall 2012 Semesters
* The course meets four days per week. 
* The meeting time is Monday - Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm. 
* The course meets in Yon Hall, Room 320 
* The fee for this course will be $500 for a 6-week course.
* Course starting dates for the summer/fall semesters will be determined once sufficient student demand justifies course creation. 

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

Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846)
Scholarly Writing is designed to help international graduate students improve their academic writing skills. The course offers the opportunity to develop the ability to write an academic paper as well as to improve sentence level vocabulary, grammar, and use of cohesive devices and other features of good quality academic literacy. Individual help with writing assignments students are currently working on, including theses, dissertations, journal articles, and curricula vitae, is also available.

For more detailed information, visit:

To register for the Scholarly Writing class, please visit:
For general questions please contact Megan Forbes, director of the UF English Language Institute, at [log in to unmask]
For questions regarding course content, please e-mail the instructor, Stephen Flocks, at [log in to unmask]