Forms and Helpful Links

Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish (ALPS)

The ALPS (Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish) is offered to help students determine their Spanish language skills. It is designed for those seeking bilingual education certification. The program assesses and identifies how much Spanish development students will need before going onto bilingual education coursework in both pre-clinical and clinical teaching semesters.


For more information about ALPS, please contact:

Alpha Martinez-Suarez, ALPS Coordinator

210-458-4426 •

Bilingual Education Student Organization

BESO provides both support and socially engaging activities to future bilingual teachers. It also raises funds for an annual graduation ceremony, possible travel to bilingual education conferences, and scholarship awards. BESO is an affiliate of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE).

For more information about BESO, please contact:

A BESO Officer:

Lorenza Lancaster, BESO Advisor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

(210) 458-4426 •

The Texas Language Education Research Organization (TexLER)

The mission of the Texas Language Education Research Organization (TexLER) is to provide its participants with a space to collaborate, discuss, and share ideas in the field of linguistics and foreign and second language teaching. We organize and host a yearly conference that provides the opportunity for researchers and educators from different contexts to discuss their ideas and share experiences. TexLER welcomes research studies and practice-oriented presentations that clearly establish connections between theory and practice in diverse contexts. Our goal is to offer an interdisciplinary forum for those interested in research findings with implications for the classroom as well as for those interested in pedagogical approaches to language learning, grounded in empirical findings. We welcome all educators and researchers to participate in this conference and become part of our ongoing critical discourse toward language learning.

For more information about TEXLER, please contact:

Dr. Kathryn Henderson, Faculty Advisor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

(210) 458-4426 •

Ballet Folklórico de UTSA

Ballet Folklórico de UTSA is a dance group that teaches and shares choreographies from Mexico, which have been passed on for many years. Folklórico has as much complexity, variety, and history as the country of Mexico itself from its many different regions and states. In addition, folklórico can be traced all the way back to the ceremonial and social dances of indigenous people living in Mexico.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Sidury Christiansen, Faculty Advisor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

(210) 458-4426 • 

Premio Campoy-Ada

El premio Campoy-Ada, o Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil en Lengua Española, es un galardón establecido con la finalidad de reconocer el mérito de obras de literatura infantil y juvenil escritas por ciudadanos o residentes de los Estados Unidos, escritas originalmente en español.

The Campoy-Ada Prize, or National Prize for Children's and Young Adults' Literature in the Spanish Language, is an award established with the purpose of recognizing the merit of works of children's and young adults' literature written by citizens or residents of the United States, originally written in Spanish. 


The ADLLE Community Lab (Adult Digital Literacy through Language Education) is to teach basic digital literacy skills in the context of English-language lessons and, in doing so, to help address a lingering imbalance in digital access in westside San Antonio. In addition to extending clients’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, the lab’s aim is to help them become critical consumers and producers of digital information in ways that are relevant to their own lives.


College of Education and Human Development
Main Building | One UTSA Circle | San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-4370 |