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ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

Date:

 

June 21, 2018

 

To:

 

All Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff

 

From:

 

UF English Language Institute (ELI)

 

RE:

 

Summer B 2018 Academic Written and Spoken English Classes and UF SPEAK Tests

 


ACADEMIC WRITTEN ENGLISH

 

Scholarly Writing (non-credit)

 

The Summer B Scholarly Writing class will begin July 3, 2018 and will end August 9th, 2018. The deadline to register for the class is July 5, 2018.

 

The class will meet 5:10 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in 214 Matherly Hall.

 

The last day to request enrollment or drop the class will be Thursday, July 6, 2018.

 

Scholarly Writing 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 Summer B Scholarly Writing course is offered as a non-credit class lasting six weeks. This class is not eligible for a tuition waiver. The cost of a six-week section is $350.

 

For more detailed information, click on this link: http://www.eli.ufl.edu/programs/AcademicWrittenEnglish.html.

 

To register for the Scholarly Writing class, click on this link: http://xms.dce.ufl.edu/reg/groups/eli/registration.aspx.

 

If you have questions, please e-mail Megan Forbes at [log in to unmask].

 

 

ACADEMIC SPOKEN ENGLISH

 

EAP 5836 (3-credit, “ASE 2” Supervised ITA Teaching Course)

 

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.

 

EAP 5836 (Supervised ITA Teaching) Class Times:

  

Wednesday, Periods 3 and 4 (11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.), 320 Yon Hall

 

Register for three credits of this class listed under "Linguistics" in ONE.UF: http://ase.ufl.edu/ASEcourses.html.

 

If you have questions, please e-mail Gordon Tapper at [log in to unmask]  

 

Advanced Oral Proficiency (Non-Credit)

 

The Summer B Advanced Oral Proficiency class will begin on Tuesday July 3, 2018 and will end Thursday August 9, 2018.

 

The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in 320 Yon Hall.

  

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. 

 

The Advanced Oral Proficiency 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, click on this link: https://ase.ufl.edu/AOP.pdf.

 

To register for the Advanced Oral Proficiency class, click on this link: http://xms.dce.ufl.edu/reg/groups/eli/registration.aspx.

 

If you have questions, please e-mail Gordon Tapper at [log in to unmask]  

 

Summer 2018 SPEAK Test Dates

 

SPEAK test dates, times and locations for the Summer 2018 semester are as follows: 

(Please note:  Check in no later than 4:30 p.m. for 5 p.m. tests.)

 

July 18, 5 p.m., 1317 Turlington Hall

August 7, 5 p.m., 1317 Turlington Hall
 
The cost of the UF SPEAK test is $100.  

 

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


If you have questions, please e-mail Gordon Tapper at [log in to unmask]