Date:   15 July 2016
To:       All UF Graduate Coordinators, Staff and Students
From:   Mr. Gordon Tapper, Coordinator, UF Academic Spoken English 

RE:       Fall 2016 SPEAK Test Dates and EAP Course Offerings for Fall 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 Fall 2016 semester are as follows:

SPEAK test dates – Fall 2016

03 Augst – 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
16 August – 6:00 pm (check in at 5:30 pm), 1317 Turlington Hall – New Fall student SPEAK test.
14 September - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
18 October - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
16 November - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall
06 December - 5:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

Students can register online for the SPEAK test here -

Academic Spoken English Oral proficiency courses – Fall 2016

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

T 3&4 period – YON 320 classroom
W 2&3 period – YON 320 classroom
W 7&8 period – MAT 0151 classroom
R 7&8 period — MAT 0102 classroom

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 3 day/week class with a language lab component and b-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.

EAP 5835 --
Monday/Friday 9th period; Wednesday 8th and 9th period — Yon 320 classroom

Additional Non-credit English language classes available (depending on registration) through ASE -- Fall 2016 If you are interested in this course, please contact Gordon Tapper ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)  If there is sufficient student demand for this class we will offer a section during Fall 2015.
ASEP3 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.

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]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>