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SPEAK Exam Information

Speak Exam Information for International Teaching Assistants

SPEAK (Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit) is a test for evaluating the English speaking ability of non-native speakers of English. At FSU, the SPEAK test is administered by the Center for Intensive English Studies to international students who have been appointed or will be appointed as teaching assistants in an academic department at Florida State University.

Download a Practice SPEAK Test (PDF - Adobe Acrobat or PDF reader required)

 

Schedule

The test is offered at the end of each semester. Special arrangements are made with the departments when new graduate students are admitted to a program. The SPEAK test can be administered at the beginning of the semester when new students are admitted to a program. Professors or TA coordinators should contact Dr. Mendoza to make arrangements. If you are a new student, please contact your department to inquire about the schedule for the test.

There is no charge for the first time that a student takes the SPEAK test. However, if a student must take the SPEAK test a second time or more, the student must then pay $60.00 for each subsequent test.

Semester Date Times Place Duration Registration Deadline
Spring 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 2pm 102 Hecht House (Language Lab) 30 minutes Monday, February 19, 2018
Spring 2018 Thursday, April 26, 2018 3pm 102 Hecht House (Language Lab) 30 minutes Monday, April 16, 2018
Spring 2018 Thursday, April 26, 2018

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102 Hecht House (Language Lab) 30 minutes Monday, April 16, 2018
Spring 2018 Thursday, April 26, 2018 5pm 102 Hecht House (Language Lab) 30 minutes Monday, April 16, 2018

 

SPEAK Fall 2017 Registration Links

Please note that you will not receive an automatic email once you register.  You will receive a reminder one week before the test.  

Februay 23, 2:00pm SPEAK Test Registration

April 26, 3:00pm SPEAK Test Registration 

April 26, 4:00pm SPEAK Test Registration 

April 26, 5:00pm SPEAK Test Registration 

 

Location

The Hecht House is located at 634 West Call Street. The language lab (Room 102) is located on the bottom floor.

 

For More Information

Dr. Maria Beatriz Mendoza
EAP Program Coordinator
(850) 644-3240

mmendoza@admin.fsu.edu

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Jobeda, Bangladesh

"ITA classes at CIES were interesting to me. From multicultural students, I got to learn about their cultures. ITA classes helped me to improve my presentation skills, intonation, and grammar, and gave me confidence to talk in English fluently."

Lidong, China

“The FSU EAP Program provides comprehensive skill sets training for efficient communication in the US academic environment. These enhanced communication skills greatly benefit my teaching and research through active interaction with students and other researchers.”

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