Course SummaryBrush up on all the subjects you'll be tested on when you take the CSET English Subtest II exam. Use our short, interesting video lessons to review the topics on the exam and then test your knowledge of the material using the self-assessment quizzes.
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About This Course
This course covers all of the topics to help you prepare for and pass the The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Use the lessons in this course to review and strengthen your knowledge of English concepts used in California for teacher licensure. Our comprehensive study guide offers a simple and effective way to learn everything you'll need for the exam, including:
- Human language structures
- Language and literacy acquisition and development
- Literacy studies
- Grammatical structures of English
About the Exam
The CSET English Subtest II is the second exam in a four-part series and has 50 multiple-choice questions. The four subtests in the CSET English series are separate, but you can take all four subtests in the same testing session, which lasts five hours. Subtest II is a paper exam, and it focuses on language, linguistics and literacy.
CSET English Subtest II Preparation & Registration
By utilizing this study guide, you'll be able to familiarize yourself with the subjects found on the CSET English Subtest II. These short video lessons can be used as a refresher for topics you may have studied in college, or the lessons might introduce you to new information. In the lessons, you'll learn about human language structures like phonology, semantics and etymology. You'll also acquire knowledge of language development stages, first and second language development, reading strategies and inference. Grammar and sentence structure are also covered. After completing each lesson, you can test your knowledge with the accompanying short quizzes, which also give you an idea of what the formatting of the questions will look like on the actual test.
The regular deadline for registering is about a month before the exam, and you can choose from four exam dates each year. Late and emergency deadlines are also available, but you won't be guaranteed a spot if you miss the regular deadline. Registration takes place online, and you'll select the exam you want to take, provide personal education and experience info and select an exam date. You can also specify which institutions that you'd like to receive your scores. You'll receive an email that contains your test ticket after you register. When you show up for your test session, you'll need the test ticket, photo identification and your own #2 pencils.
CSET English Subtest II Scoring
About a month after you take the test, you can find your test results online. These results are also sent to the institutions you specified at registration. A score of at least 220 points is required to pass the English Subtest II. Only correct answers will count toward your score. For licensure consideration, scores from your subtest are valid up to five years.
Language, Linguistics and Literacy
This test has 50 multiple-choice questions in the domain of literacy, linguistics and language. For human language structures, you'll need to be familiar with language differences, linguistic changes affected by time or location and the function of language. You should understand word analysis methods, including sound patterns and inflection, compounding and derivation. The subtest covers methods for utilizing print and electronic resources for etymology research and word meaning or pronunciation changes. You'll want knowledge of how a first language could impact the development of a second language, the social implications of English written and oral conventions and using semantic mapping or word analogies to develop academic literacy.
For literacy studies, you'll need to understand metacognitive and cognitive elements of writing, reading and understanding text. Grammar is also important for this test, and you'll need to be familiar with sentence construction using causal modifiers and subordinators, structures and functions of different parts of speech and verb functions.
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