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 $70.00 for each subsequent test. 

Summer 2023          
Session I

July 20-25, 2023

By appointment


(via Zoom)

30 minutes Friday, July 14, 2023



Summer 2023 Registration Links

July 2023 Register

Please note that you will not receive an automatic email once you register.  


New Students (August, January, May, June)


Departments will make arrangements for their group of students to take the test.   

Departments:  Please contact Dr. Mendoza (mmendoza@admin.fsu.edu) to reserve a session for your students.

Students:  Your department will notify you when the test will be and how to register for it.




For More Information

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


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Dhevathi, India

PhD student in Electrical Engineering

"CIES is a wonderful place. I was assigned a mentor to improve my English communication skills. He was friendly and he also told me many important points about communication. CIES played a major role in performing better on the FSU Speak Test which got me a Teaching Assistant position at the College of Engineering."

Luis, Ecuador

Master's in Data Analytics

“I was lucky to be referred to CIES to take EAP5835 during my first semester at FSU. It's been a great help in my adaptation process and to get ready for my master's degree. I was able to meet great people and establish an excellent network with the professor and other international students at the same time I improved my English skills.”