'Canes in the Community

For a Higher Cause

Strapped in harnesses, Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc and his wife, Anne Marie, rappelled from the 19th floor of the JW Marriott…

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The Intensive English Program tests the spoken English proficiency of all incoming international teaching assistants for the University of Miami before they are assigned a teaching load. The SPEAK test, the institutional form of the Test of Spoken English (TSE) is a taped and timed test developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is used in this assessment. Students who do not successfully pass the SPEAK test are eligible to demonstrate their spoken English through a recorded teaching demonstration before a panel. They are also eligible to take a spoken English course. This 10-week course is taught each semester, depending on demand, and is designed to improve English oral communication and presentation skills.