Only in Peru 6,500 apprentices from SENATI took BULATS in the first half of 2012
(by Isabel Tabja Sahurie)
From May to July 2012, more than 6,500 apprentices in different cities of Peru had the chance to sit BULATS as the final step of a very intense English course of 252 hours they compulsory must follow during their first semester of their career-studies.
BULATS, in the on-line version, was chosen for many reasons, being the among the most important ones those related to accuracy of results and flexibility of its administration. In addition, BULATS recognition is in permanent growth. This fact may become a great value-added for that when these apprentices go to the labor market, they will have an advantage: they know English and they will have a certificate that proves so.
According to ISABEL TABJA, National Coordinator of Foreign Languages at SENATI, having a BULATS certificate may be a factor that will lead many of these young men and women to a better future, full of opportunities. For instance, being Abancay one of the most poor cities in the country, it was precisely there were the best results were obtained. Students from Abancay reached the following levels: 28% level A2 (Basic), 64% level B1 (intermediate) and 5% level B2 (Intermediate High) .
ISABEL TABJA forecasts that by the end of the year, there will be at least more 5000 of young students that will have sit the exam.