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)


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 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017

3pm, 4pm, 5pm

102 Hecht House (Language Lab) 30 minutes Monday, April 17, 2017


SPEAK Spring 2017 Registration Links

April 27, 3:00 pm SPEAK Test Registration

April 27, 4:00 pm SPEAK Test Registration 

April 27, 5:00 pm SPEAK Test Registration



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
ITA Program Coordinator
(850) 644-3240


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