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Course SummaryGet up to speed with important topics you could see on the NES English to Speakers of Other Languages test (which has replaced the NMTA English to Speakers of Other Languages test). Fun lessons and practice exams are available to quickly boost your knowledge of key concepts before taking the test.
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About This Course
If you're looking for a resource you can access anytime to help you gain full comprehension of key ELL and ESOL concepts as you prepare for the NES English to Speakers of Other Languages test, you've reached the right place! This self-paced course is filled with bite-sized lessons you can study at your convenience to improve your knowledge of the stages of language development, role of culture language learning and much more. Each lesson in this chapter is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz designed to assess your comprehension of concepts covered. Practice exams are also available to test your knowledge of each chapter and the entire course. After completing this chapter, you should have a complete grasp of topics that include:
- Language acquisition and literacy development
- Stages of language development
- Basics of cross-cultural communication
- Ways to create culturally inclusive learning environments
- ELL speaking, listening, reading and writing instruction strategies
- Content-area instructional strategies for ELL students
- How to instruct special populations of EL students
- Techniques for managing ESOL classrooms
- ESOL classroom technology
- How to plan and use assessments for ELL students
- Best practices for conducting and interpreting ELL assessments
- Laws and rights in ESOL
About the Exam
The National Evaluation Series (NES) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) test is a computer-based licensure exam used in New Mexico to confirm educators are ready to teach English language learners in state. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is divided into three content domains covering the foundations of language and language acquisition (20%), foundations of ESOL instruction (40%), and instruction and assessment of English language learners (40%).
Test appointments are available year round on a first-come, first-serve basis in New Mexico and across the country. Test takers are allotted 3 hours to complete the test and are required to earn a score of 220 to pass. Test results are provided in the form of a scaled score immediately after completing the exam, while a more detailed score report is released within two weeks of testing.
Preparing & Registering for the NES English to Speakers of Other Languages Exam
Tailor your preparations for the NES English to Speakers of Other Languages test based on your personal schedule and study needs. All lessons are available to view around-the-clock using any computer or mobile device. Feel free to select any lessons to study and navigate them sequentially or in any order you desire. Use mini quizzes, chapter exams and the final exam to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of this course and are prepared to answer questions on the test. You'll be able to fully understand linguistic and sociolinguistic concepts for ESOL instruction, models for teaching English as a second language, ESOL instructional design and other related topics.
When you're ready to register for the test, you will need to create or sign into your online account with NES. Once in your account, you will be able to select your test location, date and time and also choose the institution to which you want to your test scores sent. On the day of the test, be sure to arrive 15 minutes early and bring one current, government-issued ID printed in English. Any changes you want to make to your registration, including test center, date or time must be completed in your online account at least 24 hours prior to your schedule test time.
National Evaluation Series (NES) Program is a registered trademark of Pearson Education, Inc., which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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