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Section 8: Preparation Resources
Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) – Spanish (190)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. Bilingual Research Journal, National Association for Bilingual Education and Arizona State University.
  2. Hispania, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
  3. Lectura y vida, International Reading Association.
  4. TESOL Quarterly, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
  5. Textos en contexto, International Reading Association.

Other Resources

  1. Ada, A. F., and C. Baker. (2001). Guía para padres y maestros de niños bilingües. North Somerset, UK: Multilingual Matters Limited.

  2. López-Bonilla, G. (2002). Los programas de inmersión bilingüe y la adquisición del discurso académico. Bilingual Research Journal 26 (Fall): 525 to 36.

  3. Pease-Alvarez, L., and A. Winsler. (1994). Cuando el maestro no habla español: Children’s bilingual language practices in the classroom. TESOL Quarterly 28 (3): 507 to 35.

  4. Potowski, K. (2004). Student Spanish use and investment in a dual immersion classroom: Implications for second language acquisition and heritage language maintenance. The Modern Language Journal 88 (1): 75 to 102.

  5. Rosado, L. (1997). Spanish archaism: A prevalent feature of Southwest Spanish. Texas Southern University Research Journal 5 (1): 128 to 36.

  6. blank. (2005). The language of Cervantes: Alive and well in Texas—implications for bilingual education programs. Hispania 88 (December): 834 to 47.

  7. Valdés, G., and R. Teschner. (2002). Español escrito: Curso para hispanohablantes bilingües, Fifth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

Online Resources

  1. BBC
  2. Bilingual Education, California State University, Northridge—
  3. Colorin
  4. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)—
  5. National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)—
  6. Radio Naciones
  8. Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)—
  9. Texas Education Agency—

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