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 $70.00 for each subsequent test. 
 

Fall 2023          
Session Dates Times Location Duration Registration Deadline
Session I

October 20 & 23, 2023

By appointment

Remote

(via Zoom)

30 minutes Friday, October 13, 2023

Session II 

Register

 

December 7-14, 2023

 

By appointment

Remote

(via Zoom)

30 minutes Friday, December 1, 2023

 

 

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.

 

SPEAK FAQs

 

For More Information

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

mmendoza@admin.fsu.edu

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