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ANNOUNCEMENT


Date:     18 December 2015

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 2016


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 2016 semester are as follows:

SPEAK test dates - Spring 2016

04 January - 12:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
16 February - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
16 March - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
19 April - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

Students can register online for the SPEAK test here - http://ase.ufl.edu/testing.html

Spring 2016 EAP 5836 (supervised ITA teaching) class times:
(Register for 03 credits of this class listed under "Linguistics" in ISIS.)

T 5&6 period - YON 320 classroom
W 2&3 period - YON 320 classroom
W 7&8 period - TUR 1101 classroom

Spring 2016 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 day/week class with a language lab component and b-weekly academic presentations intendedfor 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.

EAP 5835 -- http://ase.ufl.edu/syllabi.html
Monday/Friday 9th period; Wednesday 8th and 9th period - YON 320 classroom

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]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>