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Course SummaryIn this study guide, you will review details about programs and instructional methods related to language acquisition and development. All of the material covered in this course is the same as you would be tested on when taking the first subtest of the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) exam.
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About This Course
Language acquisition theories, factors in language development and English language development programs are among the main topics you will explore when you use this extensive study guide. You will also review information about ESL instructional methods, models and strategies; language functions; syntax and semantics; and sentence relation and pragmatics. After you complete your study of this guide, you should have developed a better understanding of the following:
- Language acquisition processes and stages
- Bilingual education models
- Various factors that impact language development
- Defining and teaching phonology and morphology
- Sentence types, syntax, semantics and verb tense
- Language variations and the social function of language
- Discourse in language development
- Teaching pragmatic language skills
- Evaluating various aspects of English Language Development programs
About the Exam
The CTEL 1 Language and Language Development is the first of three subtests that comprise the CTEL exam, which is used to measure an ESL teacher's competency and level of knowledge to obtain certification in this area. This computer-based exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and one essay, and test-takers are given one hour and 45 minutes to complete this test. This exam contains two domains with five competency areas each. Phonology and morphology, syntax and semantics, language functions and variation, discourse and pragmatics are covered in Domain 1. Language acquisition theories, processes and stages, second-language acquisition theories and processes, cognitive/linguistic/physical factors affecting language development, affective factors impacting language development, and sociocultural and political factors affecting language development are addressed in Domain 2. A score of 220 must be achieved to pass this subtest.
CTEL 1 Language and Language Development Exam Preparation & Registration
With this study guide, you will find a quick and simple method for reviewing topics and identifying areas in which you need further study before taking the CTEL 1 Language and Language Development exam. Video and text lessons in this course cover such topics as cognitive stages of language development; first and second language acquisition processes; influences on language development; social and cultural functions of language; and learning strategies in language development. You will also find overviews of ESL instructional models; strategies for teaching phonological and morphological skills; teaching methods for syntax, semantics and pragmatics; understanding discourse; and assessing competency in ELD programs. Access lessons from any device 24/7, get expert instruction and easily contact instructors with any lesson-specific questions. Lesson transcripts are printable if you wish to create quick reference materials. Measure what you have learned and determine your preparedness for the CTEL subtest by taking self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams found in this guide.
To register for this exam, you must first create an account on the Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC) website and complete the online registration process, which includes payment of subtest fees. After your registration is successfully processed, simply log onto your account and click on 'Schedule' to arrange your test date and location. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail from Pearson VUE which is contracted to administer this test.
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