The UAB Graduate School's Professional Development Program administers free English Academic Language Assessments for international graduate students (those who were required to take the TOEFL exam), post-docs and UAB employees. The purpose of the assessment is to identify your current level of academic English proficiency and to provide you with the appropriate language support for a successful experience at UAB. The two-part assessment consists of:
1) A 20-minute, one-on-one structured interview that is recorded;
2) A 1-hour persuasive essay-writing sample.
If you are a graduate student, your English Language Assessment scores will be sent to you and your department for advising purposes. Based on these scores, one or more writing or spoken English courses may be recommended or required by your departmental program to assist you in your graduate training and professional development.
English oral assessment interviews for Spring 2012 will be held by individual appointment on December 20 and 21, and January 5 in Room 511, the Graduate School, Hill University Center. To schedule an interview, contact Lori Naramore (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please allow 30 minutes for your interview.
English writing assessments for Spring 2012 will be given in group settings at the Hill University Center on the following dates:
Tuesday, December 20 10:00am HUC 411
Wednesday, December 21 10:00am HUC 411
Thursday, January 5 10:00am HUC 411
Reserve a seat by contacting Lori Naramore in the Graduate School(email@example.com). Only persons who have reserved a seat will be admitted to the writing assessment. Please arrive 5 minutes early to check in. Bring photo identification (e.g., passport) and a black pen.
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