Spoken English Proficiency (SPEAK) Test

Spoken English Proficiency (SPEAK) Test

Students whose native language is not English and who will take on duties as a teaching assistant must demonstrate sufficient Spoken English Proficiency. Students whose standardized test scores are not sufficient for this purpose will be asked to take the in-house SPEAK test.

Before you schedule a SPEAK test, please be sure to schedule and attend a test preparation session at the ESL Center. You will be required to review a practice test before your preparation session. After you've had sufficient practice, please sign up for the test by emailing Professor Macdonald (dmvm@niu.edu). There is a $50 fee for the test; some programs may pay this fee for their students. Your SPEAK test results will be sent to your department and Human Resource Services within one week of the test.