BTLPT Bilingual Target Language Proficiency TEST
CX offers the most intensive one-on-one instruction preparation for Texas BTLPT Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (formally Texas Oral Proficiency Test, TOPT) at its school located in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Teachers who enroll in our test reparation will receive 5 hours of instruction daily, 5 days a week. As part of the preparation, teachers will live with a Guatemalan family. Living with a Guatemalan family will enhance the speed at which teachers will master the language and understand the culture. Parts of this Spanish test preparation is also offered online via skype.
This course will be taught 100% in Spanish. The purpose will be to increase accuracy, pronunciation, pace and fluency in Spanish. Another aspect of the course is the increase of vocabulary and improving the grammatical structures that might be on the BTLPT. Our Spanish teacher will organize discussions, oral presentations and grammar reviews at the level required by the ACTFL guidelines.
It is highly recommend that teachers take at least 4 weeks of intensive Spanish preparation. These two weeks will dramatically increase the possibilities that the teacher taking the BTLPT will obtain a high score in the oral interview.
It is a good idea to take the BTLPT right after our preparation.
We also offer this classes online via skype.
1) Azoulay, A. and Vicente, A. 1998. Spanish BTLPT Study Set.
2. Digital tape recorder
3. A Spanish-English dictionary
4) 501 Verbs book
This preparation is offered year-round. Classes start on any Monday.
I was tutored over the phone by Kriss of Casa Xelaju and I cannot say enough good things about her. I needed to pass the Texas Oral Proficiency Exam and she worked tirelessly with me using a study guide on the BTLPT. She was very patient and professional and the cost of the tutoring was probably about one-fourth of what a tutor would have cost in the states. I highly recommend Casa Xelaju.
– Robin Fruehe, Austin, TX