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SPEAK® Testing Program

Program Overview

The SPEAK® Testing Program was instituted at West Virginia University requiring that all instructional personnel be proficient in spoken English.

The SPEAK Testing Program establishes this proficiency for teaching assistants and is administered by the trained staff in West Virginia University’s Intensive English Program.

All prospective teaching assistants or associates whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the SPEAK Test before they can assume teaching responsibilities.


Karen Allen                                                                             103 Eiesland Hall
Coordinator                                                                             P.O. Box 6297
SPEAK® Testing Program                                 Morgantown, WV 26506-6297
Email:         Phone: (304) 293-9482, Fax: (304) 293-8642

Fall 2017 Testing Schedule

Beginning of semester: August 11, 2017 and August 14, 2017

Mid semester: October 5, 2017

End of semester: December 30, 2017

Spring 2018 Testing Schedule

Beginning of semester: January 5, 2018

Mid semester: March 1, 2018

End of semester: April 26, 2018

Location: 134 Eiesland Hall

Registration for the SPEAK Test

Students may not self-register for the SPEAK test.
  • Departments, please register students here SPEAK TEST Registration Form.
  • If you have questions about registration, please contact Karen Allen at (304) 293-9482 or
    Test Fee: $35.00 due at check-in before the beginning of the test (cash or check made payable to WVU, no credit cards).

Who takes the SPEAK Test?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I improve my score?

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