December 9, 2019


All Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff


UF English Language Institute (ELI)


Spring 2020 SPEAK Tests and Spoken/Written English Classes for International Students 




Spring 2020 Scholarly Writing


The Spring A Scholarly Writing class will begin January 21st and will end February 27th.

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 for the class is January 14th. The last day to drop the class is January 24th.


A Spring B section of the class (if enrollment allows) will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays March 9th through April 15th


Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846) is designed for international graduate students and visiting scholars who wish to improve their written academic English skills.


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/online class. The cost of a six-week section is $350.


For more detailed information, click on this link:


To register for the Scholarly Writing class, click on this link:


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




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 not required to pass a SPEAK test and are not eligible to enroll in EAP 5836.


EAP 5836 (Supervised ITA Teaching) Class Times, Spring 2020.  All sections meet in the Yon 320 classroom:


Tuesdays, Periods 5 – 6

Wednesdays, Periods 2 – 3

Wednesdays, Periods 8 – 9


Register for three credits of this class listed under "Linguistics" in ONE.UF:


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


Spring 2020 SPEAK Test Dates:


SPEAK test dates, times, and locations are as follows: 


(Please note:  Check in no later than 4:30 p.m. for 5:10 p.m. tests.)


January 2, 2020 12:00 pm (noon), Turlington 1317 (check in no later than 11:30 am.)

February 11, 5:10 pm, Turlington 1317

March 18, 5:10 pm, Turlington 1317

April 14, 5:10 pm, Turlington 1317


The cost of the UF SPEAK test is $100 (check or cash only.)  


Students can register online for the SPEAK test here:

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


EAP 5835 (3-credit class)


International graduate students may wish to 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.

This class is eligible for a graduate tuition waiver.


EAP 5835 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, period 7 in 320 Yon Hall.


Register for this class EAP class under "Linguistics" in ONE.UF:


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