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ANNOUNCEMENT


Date:

October 11, 2018





To:

All Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff





From:

UF English Language Institute (ELI)





RE:

International Students: Register Now for Fall B 2018 UF SPEAK Tests & Academic Written English Classes



SCHOLARLY WRITING

Fall B 2018 Scholarly Writing

The Fall B Scholarly Writing class will begin October 15  and will end November 29, with no classes held Thanksgiving week.​
The class will meet 5:10 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in 214 Matherly Hall.

The last day to register or drop the class is October 18.

Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846) is designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their written academic English skills. The course teaches students to gain practice producing and analyzing common academic writing genres. The course seeks to develop students’ ability to write concisely with natural cohesion and flow. It also addresses common grammatical issues. These aims are achieved through direct instruction, group work, practices, and individual writing times.

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 about payment and registration, please e-mail Dr. Megan Forbes at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
If you have questions about the course content, please e-mail instructor Jen Ramos at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Fall B 2018 Advanced Scholarly Writing

Advanced Scholarly Writing (if enrollment allows) will be offered October 15 through November 29, with no classes held Thanksgiving week. The class is tentatively scheduled to meet from 3pm to 5:30pm on Wednesdays, but the instructor may shift the class time to meet the needs of enrolled students.

The last day to register or drop the class is October 17.

·         To enroll in Advanced Scholarly Writing (ASW), you must have completed Scholarly Writing or demonstrate advanced writing proficiency.

Advanced 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.
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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.

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 about payment and registration, please e-mail Dr. Megan Forbes at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
If you have questions about the course content, please e-mail instructor Jen Ramos at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[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.)

October 24, 5 p.m., 1317 Turlington Hall
November 13, 5 p.m., 1317 Turlington 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.
Please email Gordon Tapper at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> for further information.