January 4, 2021


All Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff


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


Spring 2021 SPEAK Tests and Spoken/Written English Classes for International Students 



Spring 2021 Scholarly Writing

The Spring A Scholarly Writing class will begin Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and will end Friday, March 5, 2021.

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 January 21st. The last day to drop the class is February 5th.   A spring B section of the course will be offered March 16th - April 23rd.

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

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:

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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 three-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 2021

Some of the seminar sections of the class will be taught face-to-face according to COVID guidelines and UF policy.  Some seminar sections will be 100% online.  One-on-one biweekly conferences with the instructor will be online:

Choose one of these sections:

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 by clicking this link:

If you have questions, please e-mail Gordon Tapper at:

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 Spring 2021 SPEAK Test Dates

 Spring 2021 SPEAK test dates, times, and locations are as follows:

January 5, 5:00 pm, by zoom

February 17, 5:00 pm, by zoom

March 9, 5:00 pm, by zoom

April 14, 5:00 pm, by zoom

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

Students can register online for the SPEAK test by clicking this link:

If you have questions, please e-mail Gordon Tapper at:

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 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 8. There is one section of this class that will be taught 100% online and one that will meet face-to-face according to COVID and UF guidelines.

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

If you have questions, please e-mail Dr. Jules Gliesche at:

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 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 Spring A Advanced Oral Proficiency class will begin January 18th, 2021 and will end February 24th 2021.

The six-week synchronous Zoom class will meet three hours a week from 1:55 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Mondays and 1:55 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The last day to request enrollment or drop the class will be Friday, January 22nd.

The Advanced Oral Proficiency 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:

To register for the Advanced Oral Proficiency class, click on this link:

If you have questions, please e-mail Gordon Tapper at:

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