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SPEAK® Testing Program 

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.

TOEFL Placement and Testing

WVU requires all internal students to show proficiency in the English language. 

To ensure placement of students at the appropriate level of the program, new IEP students take two tests:
  • Institutional TOEFL
  • Michigan Placement Test
    *New students will be placed according to their test scores.