The Versant English Test is used to measure the communicative competence of non-native English-speaking graduate students under consideration for teaching associate and teaching assistant positions at the university. The English Language Institute is responsible for administering the test.
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSESSMENT
English Speaking Test
ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONALS
Oral Communication for Internationals (OCI) is a 8-week remediation course to assist international graduate students with improving their skills in English language communication. OCI meets twice a week for 80 minutes and is led by faculty members at the English Language Institute.
OCI Course Fee – $800.00
- College of Graduate Studies funding
- Departmental funding
- Personal funding
Beginning with Spring 2018, the English Language Institute will be offering the Versant English Test in place of the SPEAK Test.
The university provides you with free English-speaking training if your score is between 58 and 68 on the initial Versant Test. To qualify, you must take your initial test at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester. You must also attend 15 or more sessions of the Oral Communication for Internationals (OCI) training and complete the required exit test in that same semester. Failure to attend the required OCI training sessions or complete the exit test at the end of the semester will result in you being charged for the OCI training and Versant test.
For inquiries regarding the Versant Test please contact the English Language Institute (Global UCF, Suite 200) at 407-823-5515.
SPEAK TEST DATES
|Test Dates||Register||Registration Opens||Registration Closes|
|May 10, 2018 VERSANT TEST (Summer)
English Language Institute (UCF Global, Suite 200)
|Register||April 30||May 8|
|January 5||Test scores posted to PeopleSoft by 5:00pm|
|January 5||OCI registration opens|
|January 8||OCI registration closes|
|January 9||OCI classes begin|
|March 1||OCI classes end|
|March 5||Test scores posted to PeopleSoft by 5:00pm|
|May 11||Test scores posted to PeopleSoft by 5:00pm|