The SPEAK Test is one method that multilingual graduate students could use to demonstrate that they have the requisite oral skills to hold TA or AI positions. However, the TOEP is currently the primary tool used for determining TA or AI eligibility; beginning Fall 2018, all active graduate students are eligible to take TOEP regardless of their TOEFL/IELTS scores.

The SPEAK test is designed to measure the comprehensibility, fluency, grammar, and pronunciation skills of a non-native speaker’s oral English.