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Course SummaryThis study guide is designed to cover all material you can expect to be tested on when taking the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) English as a Second Language exam. Work through the course at your own pace to effectively prepare for the exam and study essential ESL topics.
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About This Course
Use this comprehensive study guide if you are looking for a quick, effective way to review topics prior to taking the MTEL English as a Second Language exam. This course covers both foundational information about language and language development as well as instructional strategies and practices used to help ESL students build strong reading, writing and oral communication skills. As you work through the course, you'll review engaging and expertly taught lessons, and you'll take plenty of practice quizzes to master the material. You can use any computer or mobile device to study, which helps you prepare for the exam at any time that's convenient.
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Syllabus & Course Information
We've designed this course to coincide with the topics that you'll need to know on the MTEL English as a Second Language test. You'll strengthen your understanding of the language acquisition and development process, and you'll also improve your ESL instructional skills. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Discuss essential linguistics and sociolinguistics concepts
- Recognize various influences on language development
- Describe effective instructional practices and strategies for ESL teachers
- Teach diverse ESL students
- Utilize oral instruction, reading development and writing instruction strategies
- Outline several learning models for ESL students
- Compare types of assessments and assessment methods for ESL students
The course offers 112 lessons that are broken into 12 topical chapters. Watch or read through the lessons to review important ESL terms and concepts, and be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand the topics you study. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out to our subject-matter experts online.
MTEL English as a Second Language (54) Exam Information
The computer-based MTEL English as a Second Language exam is a content-area assessment that licensed teachers in Massachusetts can take in order to earn an ESL teaching certification endorsement.
- Number of Questions: 102
- Question Types: Multiple-choice and open-response
- Time Limit: 4 hours
- Exam Cost: $139
MTEL English as a Second Language (54) Exam Breakdown
In addition to the subareas listed below, the final 20% of the exam will feature two constructed-response questions that test your ability to analyze some of the topics found throughout the test.
|MTEL English as a Second Language Exam Concept||Percent of the MTEL English as a Second Language Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Foundations of second-language instruction||35%||43-45||49|
|Second-language and content learning||45%||55-57||63|
MTEL English as a Second Language (54) Exam Preparation & Registration
This course has been created to help you review details that you need to know when sitting for the MTEL English as a Second Language exam. You'll find lessons focusing on such topics as aspects of language development and acquisition; cultural, social and historical influences on language development; intervention and teaching strategies in ESL; differentiated instruction for student diversity; and types of student assessments and how to use them. You will also review various teaching strategies for ESL students in different content areas as well as strategies for helping ESL students build oral, reading and writing skills. Video and text lessons are accessible at all times, from any device, so studying is easy and convenient. Expert instructors clarify all details and can easily be contacted via an online form if you have any questions. Take short lesson quizzes and chapter exams to identify any areas where you might need further review prior to taking the MTEL English as a Second Language exam.
Registration for this exam can be done online by accessing the MTEL website. You are only able to register by using your Massachusetts Education Personnel ID (MEPID) number and creating an account. Pay test fees at the time of registration. Once your registration is processed, schedule a test time and location with Pearson VUE. Pearson will send a confirmation email once your scheduling is complete.
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