Date:     June 20, 2017

To:          All UF Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff

From:    UF English Language Institute (ELI)

RE:          International Students: Enroll Now For Summer B 2017 Scholarly Writing, Academic Spoken English, and Advanced Oral Proficiency classes

Scholarly Writing

The Summer B Scholarly Writing class will begin June 27th and end August 3rd. The class will meet 5:10pm - 6:25pm T,R in Turlington Hall room 2329. The last day to request enrollment or drop the class will be Thursday, June 29th.

Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846) is designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their written academic English skills. It teaches students to identify different writing styles through text analysis. The course seeks to develop students' ability to write concisely with natural cohesion/flow. It also addresses common grammatical issues such as tense, article, and preposition usage. These aims are achieved through direct instruction, group work, practices, and individual writing times.

The Scholarly Writing 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 on to:

To register for the Scholarly Writing class, please visit:

If you have questions, please e-mail Megan Forbes, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or the instructor, Jennifer Schroeder, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Academic Spoken English

Summer is a great time to work on improving your English!

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 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 2017 semester are as follows:

SPEAK test dates - Summer 2017

11 July - 4:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall (Please note:  Check in no later than 3:30 pm for 4:00 pm tests.)
03 August - 4:00 pm, 1317 Turlington Hall

Students can register online for the SPEAK test here -

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

Summer B:  W 3&4 period - Yon 320 classroom

 Advanced Oral Proficiency

The Academic Spoken English unit will offer a six-week, non-credit, advanced oral proficiency in English course.  The purpose of this course is to diagnose student fluency problems in English and to introduce self-practice methods and online resources to aid students interested in advancing their oral language proficiency.  While not intended as a SPEAK-test preparation course, a commitment to improving spoken fluency in English may result in an improved assessment on oral proficiency tests.  Students will exit the course more aware of their individual fluency challenges and with a clear idea about how to make progress on their own.

This class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays during 5th period (2:00 pm - 3:15 pm) in Yon 320.  The third hour will be one-on-one with the course instructor.  This third hour will be TBA (based on the students' availability).  The class will start on Monday June 26th. The cost of this course will be $500 for the six-week course.  This class is not eligible for a tuition waiver and is not offered as a distance education class. Registration in this course will be limited.

To register for the Advanced Oral Proficiency class, please visit:

Students should email Gordon Tapper at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> for further information.