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Course SummaryBrush up on all the subjects you'll be tested on when you take the CSET English Subtest 2 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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Get ready for the CSET English Subtest 2 by reviewing the lessons you'll find in this test prep course at your convenience. On your smartphone, tablet or computer, work through grammatical structures, literacy studies and more as exam day approaches. These resources are self-paced, making it easy to go back as much as you need to review this content again. Feel free to reach out to one of our experts if you need help along the way.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This course covers all of the topics necessary to help you prepare for and pass the The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Use the lessons in this course to 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 should for the exam. The course will help you achieve these goals:
- Explain human language structures
- Outline language and literacy acquisition and development
- Discuss literacy studies
- Describe the grammatical structures of English
This course is comprised of 64 lessons in 6 chapters that outline all the subjects you'd expect to be tested on when you sit for the CSET English Subtest II. You'll also find a quiz with each lesson and a test at the end of each chapter for quick self-assessment.
CSET English Subtest II Exam Information
The CSET English Subtest II is the second exam in a four-part series of exams required for teacher licensure in the state of California. Subtest II is a paper exam, and it focuses on language, linguistics and literacy.
- Number of Questions: 50 questions
- Question Type: multiple-choice questions
- Time Limit: 1 hour
- Exam Cost: $75
CSET English Subtest II Exam Breakdown
|CSET English Subtest II Exam Concept||Chapter Lessons|
|About the CSET English Test||7 lessons|
|Human Language Structure||5 lessons|
|Language Development||6 lessons|
|Literacy Studies||15 lessons|
|Grammatical Structures||16 lessons|
|Parts of Speech/Sentence Structure||15 lessons|
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 the use of 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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