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Course SummaryThis study guide covers all of the topics you'll find on the English Language Skills Subtest of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. Access the course's video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to quickly prepare for test day. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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The Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) English Language Skills subtest is one of four sections included in the FTCE's General Knowledge Test that assesses aspiring Florida teachers for readiness to enter the profession. Individuals taking this subtest will be evaluated on their understanding of of language structure, vocabulary and the convention of standard English. Short, easily accessible video and text lessons allow for a quick and convenient way to refresh your memory on these topics. Content is presented by experienced educators in the field.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Access these lessons for a fast and efficient way to review or learn new facts about English language topics. You can improve your understanding of sentence structure, identify different types of pronouns and select the right words in your writing. This guide also enables you to:
- Determine meanings of words in context
- Identify sentence fragments, misplaced modifiers and run-on sentences
- List verb forms
- Understand how to use adverbs and adjectives
- Use proper punctuation
- Discuss capitalization rules
- Apply strategies to ensure proper spelling
- Utilize effective essay skills
This portion of the FTCE General Knowledge Test study guide covering topics relating to English language skills is broken down into 5 chapters containing a total of 40 lessons in video or text formats. Each lesson can be accessed 24/7 from any device, and lesson transcripts are printable so you can create handy reference tools.
FTCE General Knowledge English Language Skills Subtest Exam Information
This subtest is one of four that comprises the FTCE General Knowledge Test. All aspiring teachers in Florida must pass this FTCE exam to obtain certification to begin working in the classroom, so it is imperative that you use effective study tools to fully prepare for this subtest.
- Number of Questions: 40 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 40 minutes
- Exam Cost: $130 (for any combination of subtests)
FTCE General Knowledge English Language Skills Subtest Exam Breakdown
|FTCE General Knowledge English Language Skills Subtest Exam Concept||Percent of the FTCE General Knowledge English Language Skills Subtest Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Knowledge of language structure||25%||10 questions||22|
|Knowledge of vocabulary application||25%||10 questions||7|
|Knowledge of standard English conventions||50%||20 questions||11|
Preparing & Registering for the FTCE General Knowledge English Language Skills Subtest
This targeted study guide can support your review of the necessary skills for the English Language Skills Subtest of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. The brief lessons each have an accompanying multiple-choice quiz to help you determine if additional review is required. The quizzes also give you valuable practice for the format of the actual FTCE test.
You can make an appointment year-round to take this test, either online or by phone. On test day, you'll need to bring your admission ticket and proper identification to the testing center.
Scoring the FTCE General Knowledge English Language Skills Subtest
Your test scores will be available online within four weeks of the exam date. FTCE scores are reported to you as either pass or fail; a number score is also included for failed exams. Passing this subtest requires a scaled score of at least 200, or 68% of the questions answered correctly. Examinees with a failed subsection need only retake that portion of the test.
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