ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

Date:

August 8, 2018

 

 

To:

All Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff

 

 

From:

UF English Language Institute (ELI)

 

 

RE:

International Students: Register Now for Fall 2018 UF SPEAK Tests and Academic Spoken and Written English Classes

 

 

 

SCHOLARLY WRITING

 

Fall 2018 Scholarly Writing

 

The Fall A Scholarly Writing class will begin September 4, 2018 and will end October 11, 2018.

 

One section of the class will meet 5:10 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in 214 Matherly Hall.

 

A second section of the class will meet 5:10 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in 214 Matherly Hall.

 

The last day to register or drop the class will be Thursday, September 6, 2018.

 

A Fall B section of the class (if enrollment allows) will be offered October 15 through November 29th, with no classes held Thanksgiving week. 

 

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, 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] or the lead instructor, Jennifer Schroeder, at [log in to unmask].

 

Fall 2018 Advanced Scholarly Writing

 

A Fall B section of Advanced Scholarly Writing (if enrollment allows) will be offered October 15 through November 29, with no classes held Thanksgiving week. 

 

 

This course is designed for international graduate students who have previously completed Scholarly Writing and wish to further develop their writing skills. Building on the principles of academic written English presented in Scholarly Writing, this course will look specifically at dissertation, thesis, journal article, and grant proposal writing. The course will address each section of a typical graduate writing assignment including the introduction, methods, results, and discussion. Students will analyze texts from their fields and learn to apply successful techniques to their own writing. These aims will be achieved through a hybrid approach utilizing an online classroom and individual writing conferences. 

 

The 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

 

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 Fall 2018 semester are as follows: 

Fall 2018 SPEAK Test Dates:

 

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


August 14, 5 p.m., 1317 Turlington Hall

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

October 24, 5 p.m., 1317 Turlington Hall

November 13, 5 p.m., 1317 Turnlington Hall

December 5, 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.


Fall 2018 EAP 5836 (Supervised ITA Teaching) Class Times:

      

This course is required for all international teaching assistants (ITA) whose first/official language is not English with TOEFL-IBT (Speaking) scores between 23 – 27/30 or UF SPEAK scores between 45 – 50/60.  This course is not required for ITAs whose primary job duties are listed as office hour/grader TA.   

 

(Please note:  Choose one section only.)

 

Tuesdays, Periods 3 and 4, 320 Yon Hall

Wednesdays, Periods 2 and 3, 320 Yon Hall

Wednesdays, Periods 7 and 8, 0051 Matherly Hall

Thursdays, Periods 7 and 8, 0251 Matherly Hall

 

Register for three credits of this class listed under "Linguistics" in ONE.UF: http://ase.ufl.edu/ASEcourses.html. EAP 5835 is NOT a prerequisite for this course. If you have trouble registering, please contact Jolee Gibbs at [log in to unmask].

 

Fall 2018 EAP 5835 (4-credit, “ASE 1” course):

 

International graduate students may voluntarily enroll in EAP 5835 (ASE 1) to improve their oral English skills, prepare for an assistantship and participate more effectively in their graduate work.  It is recommended that international graduate students who have not scored at least a 45 on the UF SPEAK test or a 23 on the TOEFL-IBT enroll in EAP 5835 within their first year in the United States. The Graduate School or the student's home department may require an ASE course of any student whose English competency is not considered adequate.

 

EAP 5835 will meet Monday and Friday, periods 7 and 8 in 320 Yon Hall

 

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

 

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

 

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays during Period 7 - 8 (1:55 pm – 3:50 pm) in 320 Yon Hall.  The class will start on Tuesday August 28, 2018.  The cost of this course will be $350 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 click on this link: http://xms.dce.ufl.edu/reg/groups/eli/registration.aspx.

 

Please email Gordon Tapper at [log in to unmask] for further information.