ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Date:

May 5, 2020

To:

All Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff

 

 

From:

UF English Language Institute (ELI) & UF Academic Spoken English (ASE)

RE:

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

 

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

EAP 5836 (Supervised ITA Teaching) Class, Summer A 2020.  Online, synchronous Zoom class, time to be determined by student’s teaching schedules.

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].

Summer 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 the June 16 test.)

Remote/Zoom SPEAK Test available for students teaching Summer A:

June 16, 2020, 5 p.m., Turlington 1317 Language Lab

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

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]

 Advanced Oral Proficiency (non-credit):  

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 Summer A Advanced Oral Proficiency class will begin May 12, 2020 and will end June 18, 2020.

The six-week synchronous Zoom class will meet three hours/week from 1:55 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. on Thursdays.

The last day to request enrollment or drop the class will be Friday, May 15, 2020.

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].  

SCHOLARLY WRITING

 

Summer B 2020 Scholarly Writing

The Summer B Scholarly Writing class will begin June 30 and will end August 6.

This online-only class will meet synchronously from 5:10 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. on Tuesdays.  An additional 1.5 hours of instruction will be provided asynchronously and with one-on-one feedback from the instructor.  The last day to register for the class is June 26. The last day to drop the class is July 7. 

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

For more detailed information, click on this link:

https://eli.ufl.edu/information/academic-information/academic-written-english/

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 the class, please e-mail Dr. Megan Forbes at [log in to unmask].