For Non-Native English Speaking GEs in Teaching Related Positions
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 9:00am
Event Type: 
Special Event
Yamada Language Center
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The test takes 30 minutes and begins at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m., depending on which time you sign you for.
To sign up: Contact Trish Pashby at pashby@uoregon.edu
The cost of the SPEAK test is $35, but this cost is waived for those who have GE appointments during the academic year in which they take the test.
Every non-native speaker of English who accepts a graduate employee positions (GE) for a teaching-related position must submit to a test of the student's English-speaking ability. The following tests are accepted. Individuals who score below the minimum scores as noted will be required to attend language support classes and may be subject to limitations on the kinds of activities they may carry out as GEs.
Test of Spoken English (TSE)
Minimum score: 50
Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL Speaking Score
Minimum score: 26
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Academic Module Speaking Band Score
Minimum Score: 7
Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK)
Minimum score: 50
If a passing iBT TOEFL, IELTS, or TSE score is not submitted to the Graduate School prior to the graduate student beginning their GE assignment, the student must take the SPEAK Test administered at the University of Oregon prior to the first term of their GE appointment.
NOTE: Students for whom the TOEFL/IELTS is waived for admission to their graduate program are still subject to these requirements if they are placed in teaching-related GE assignments.
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