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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 positions.


Karen Allen,  Coordinator
SPEAK® Testing Program
103 Eiesland Hall
P.O. Box 6297
Morgantown, WV 26506-6297
Email: karen.allen@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: (304) 293-9482

Fall 2019 Testing Schedule

Beginning of semester: August 14-16, 2019

Mid semester: October 3, 2019

End of semester: December 10, 2019

* Registration must be received at least five (5) days before each test date

Spring 2020 Testing Schedule

Beginning of semester: January 10, 2020

Mid semester: March 5, 2020

End of semester: April 23, 2020

* Registration must be received at least five (5) days before each test date

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  karen.allen@mail.wvu.edu.

Test Fee: $35.00 

Test Fee must be paid 5 days before the test date. Payments are only accepted on-line by a credit card. You will be sent the payment link once you or your department registers you for the test.