ORAL ENGLISH ASSESSMENT (EPI)
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For questions or information, please contact:

EPI Coordinator
(217) 265-6136
citl-epi@illinois.edu


OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FAQ for Departments

  • What is the EPI?

  • Which graduate students must demonstrate oral English proficiency for teaching?

  • Do students need to pass the EPI to be appointed as a Grader?

  • Is the EPI the only way graduate students can demonstrate oral English proficiency? Can they take the TOEFL or IELTS?

  • When is the EPI?

  • How do departments register their students for the EPI?

  • How frequently can students take the EPI?

  • What if an interview is not cancelled prior to the exam date?

  • What if an examinee doesn't go to his/her interview?

  • What happens during the interview?

  • How is the EPI scored?

  • How do I access my students’ EPI results?

  • How does a student fulfill the course requirement if s/he receives a score of 4CP?

  • Can students who receive a 4CP on the EPI retake it?

  • What if a student doesn't pass?

  • How can students improve their oral skills? (tutoring, practice opportunities, oral skills courses)