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English Language Proficiency

The Center for Teaching Excellence’s English Language Proficiency (CTE-ELP) program
is a linguistic service provided to international instructors (and prospective instructors)
who wish to improve their spoken English skills.


The CTE-ELP supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging effective oral communication among Texas A&M professors and teaching assistants, pursuant to meeting the English language proficiency requirements set by OGAPS and the State of Texas (Sec. 51.917 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.51.htm).


Support services include:

  • accent analysis and individualized improvement plans,

  • class observation with feedback,

  • group practice and discussion sessions,

  • private consultations,

  • conversation partners,

  • workshops, and

  • a language lab with pronunciation software.


The CTE-ELP program is staffed by two English Language Proficiency Consultants and operates on the second floor of the Liberal Arts and Humanities building (LAAH).


           Brandon Cooper                              Ginessa Payne                             CTE-ELP Lab
  979-458-4203                                    979-458-9277                               979-458-3966
           LAAH rm 237                                     LAAH rm 236                                 LAAH rm 232
           bcooper@tamu.edu                          glawsonpayne@tamu.edu



Note: The CTE-ELP provides individualized practice for those who want to pass the oral proficiency section of the ELPE but does not administer the exam. For questions about the ELPE, please contact Testing Services or see http://dars.tamu.edu/Testing/ELPE.

      http://swan.tamu.edu/cte (NOT LIVE)

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