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Course SummaryLicensed educators in Minnesota who wish to obtain English as a Second Language certification must take and pass the appropriate Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) exam. This study guide covers all of the topics you need to know to successfully take the MTLE (Grades K-12) exam.
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What are some research-based ESL practices? Which factors most impact second language development? These are among the questions you can expect to explore when you access this extensive study guide, which aligns with all of the material you need to know for the MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) exam. This Study.com course was last updated in 2019.
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Exam Course Information
This course is designed to prepare you for the MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) exam covering all of the topics outlined in the official test materials provided by Pearson Education. Our professional instructors created this comprehensive course to help you master these objectives. Some of the topics covered in this course are listed below:
Linguistic and Cultural Foundations of ESL
- Learn how to apply linguistics to ESL instruction.
- Identify and use the fundamentals of first- and second-language acquisition and literacy development for ESL instruction.
- Identify historical, cultural, and sociopolitical influences an English learner in the United States might experience.
Foundations of ESL Instruction, Communication, and Assessment
- Describe ESL program models, instructional approaches, and suitable methods important to English learners.
- Learn how to communicate and collaborate successfully with families of English learners, colleagues, and community members within the school as an organization within a larger community context.
- Use and apply assessment concepts and techniques specific to English learners.
English Learners in Context
- Learn about the different aspects and components that affect ESL learning and teaching.
- Plan and manage ESL instruction effectively.
Content and Communication Instruction and Assessment For English Learners
- Learn and apply techniques to effectively assess and develop English learners' command of academic language in English, including vocabulary and complex language structures, in order to help ensure their academic success.
- Discuss assessment and development of English learners' listening and speaking skills to promote students' academic success.
- Discuss techniques of assessment and development of English learners' reading and writing skills to promote students' academic success.
- Learn and apply techniques to effectively assess and develop English learners' content-area learning to aid in their full inclusion in academic settings.
This course is made up of 15 individual chapters broken down into 98 video and text lessons. Study wherever and whenever it's best for you with 24/7 lesson accessibility from any device.
MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) Exam Information
The MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) exam is a computer-based test (CBT) administered to licensed Minnesota educators seeking certification in this area. The exam consists of two subtests; one or both subtests can be taken in one session.
- Number of Questions: 100 (about 50 per subtest)
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2.5 hours (1 hour and 15 minutes per subtest)
- Exam Cost: $95 ($47.50 per subtest)
MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) Exam Breakdown
Note that the information provided below reflects a combination of both subtests of this exam.
|MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) Concept||Percent of MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) Exam||Approximate Number of Questions|
|Foundations of ESL Instruction, Communication and Assessment||25%||25 questions|
|Content and Communication Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners||34%||34 questions|
|Linguistics and Cultural Foundations of ESL||25%||25 questions|
|English Learners in Context||16%||16 questions|
MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) Exam Preparation & Registration
You can study teaching, assessment, language development, and ESL curriculum development concepts when you access this extensive study guide. You'll look at literacy and language acquisition theories; ESL education program models; and best practices for curriculum development, instruction and assessment in ESL environments. Lessons also focus on how to teach ESL students specific skills, such as writing, speaking and reading.
You can complete your registration and payment of exam fees for the MTLE English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) exam online by creating an account on the MTLE program website. After completing your registration, you can then click on 'Schedule' on the site to set your test time, date and location. A confirmation email is sent to you with details about your test site and date. Tests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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