- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 151
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you are studying for the FTCE ESOL K-12 exam, this engaging course can strengthen your preparations and help you achieve a passing score. Use our bite-sized lessons to improve your ESOL knowledge, and take practice quizzes and exams to confirm your ability to succeed on the day of the test.
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About this Course
Educators taking the FTCE ESOL K-12 exam can fulfill requirements needed to secure certification in Florida and teach students who are English language learners (ELLs). This study guide course makes it easy to prepare for the exam by taking a close look at topics that include the elements of language, technology in the ELL classroom and ELL rights and court cases in Florida. Explore entertaining lessons to refresh your knowledge of these topics, and take accompanying quizzes to check your comprehension. Broader exams are available to confirm your understanding of each chapter and the entire course.
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This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
These objectives correlate with concepts you should be familiar with as you prepare for the FTCE ESOL K-12 exam. Feel confident in your knowledge of topics like models of ELL instruction, writing skills instruction and collaboration and advocacy for ELL, and ensure you're ready to do the following:
- Explain the elements and adaptation of culture and how differences in culture impact students
- List and discuss best practices in promoting multicultural sensitivity and diversity in the classroom
- Identify and discuss various elements of language
- Discuss ways to teach components of language for ELL
- Exhibit knowledge of second language acquisition/development and literacy development
- Provide facts about language proficiency and different language skills and functions
- Describe research that focuses on literacy and language
- Discuss top approaches for instructing ESOL and uses of technology in ELL instruction
- Detail strategies for teaching listening, speaking and writing skills
- List and describe instructional strategies and ways to select and adapt instructional materials for ELL students
- Share facts about Florida ELL rights and court cases
- Outline ways to work with and assess ELL learners with exceptionalities
- Showcase an understanding of classroom-based assessments, language proficiency assessments in Florida and ELL assessment issues
- Identify and discuss organizations and resources for professional development for ESOL teachers
In this course are 132 fun lessons that have been divided into 23 chapters. Enjoy the ability to study these lessons your way by taking advantage of 24/7 access using any computer or mobile device. Utilize self-assessment options like lesson quizzes, chapter exams and a final course exam to confirm your knowledge of key concepts while increasing your familiarity with the multiple-choice format you will see on exam day. As you progress through this chapter, get answers to any lesson topic questions you have by submitting them to our subject-matter experts via the Dashboard.
FTCE ESOL K-12 Exam Information
The Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) K-12 exam is a computer-based subject-area certification exam for current or prospective educators in the state.
- Number of Questions: 120 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $200 (first attempt); $220 (retake)
FTCE ESOL K-12 Exam Breakdown
|Exam Concept||Percent of the Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Knowledge of culture as a factor in English language learners' (ELLs') learning||8%||9-10 questions||16 lessons|
|Knowledge of language as a system||12%||14-15 questions||16 lessons|
|Knowledge of language acquisition and development||12%||14-15 questions||12 lessons|
|Knowledge of second language literacy development||10%||12 questions||7 lessons|
|Knowledge of ESL/ESOL research, history, public policy, and current practices||5%||6 questions||9 lessons|
|Knowledge of standards-based ESOL and content instruction||14%||16-17 questions||22 lessons|
|Knowledge of resources and technologies||8%||9-10 questions||13 lessons|
|Knowledge of planning standards-based instruction of ELLs||10%||12 questions||11 lessons|
|Knowledge of assessment issues for ELLs||8%||9-10 questions||9 lessons|
|Knowledge of language proficiency assessment||5%||6 questions||3 lessons|
|Knowledge of classroom-based assessment for ELLs||8%||9-10 questions||11 lessons|
Preparing & Registering for the FTCE ESOL K-12 Exam
This course offers a self-paced format that makes it easy to prepare for the FTCE ESOL K-12 exam in a manner that suits your study preferences and personal schedule. Explore the lessons in each chapter sequentially, or feel free to choose the individual lessons that will help you better understand specific concepts like cultural adaptation, pragmatics, language transfer, testing bias and the SIOP model. Lessons are available 24 hours a day using any computer or mobile device with Internet access. Our multiple-choice quizzes and practice exams present questions in a similar format to those found on the test and cover topics you are likely to see on exam day.
To register for the test, you will need to login to your FTCE/FELE account and click register to select your test, answer personal questions and agree to testing policies. During this process, you will be able to schedule the test date, time and site and also choose the institution to which you want to scores sent. On the day of the test, be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled test time and bring your admission ticket and two valid and unexpired forms of identification printed in English. If you need to reschedule, you must do so at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled test time.
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