The BTLPT requires candidates to possess language skills beyond their sociolinguistic context such as home, church, or areas of entertainment in order to successfully pass the exam.


Language Study

The Language Study component serves to fine tune students' skills in the four language domains.

6 two-hour sessions, held one evening a week in Austin, Texas

  • practice in all domains
  • mini-lessons in grammar
  • develop testing strategies for each task of the BTLPT
  • small group environment


  • focus on the practice of all four domains - listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Specific and individualized feedback throughout the week via email and phone