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Course SummaryThe Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) exam has been replaced with the NES ESOL test. Complete this comprehensive test preparation course at your own pace to get ready for the exam in a few short weeks.
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21 chapters in ORELA English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Practice & Study Guide
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
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About This Course
This course is designed to get you fully prepared for the National Evaluation Series (NES) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) exam. Study these lessons and quizzes at any time to review all of the ESOL concepts that appear on the test. Topics that you can expect to study include:
- Linguistic/sociolinguistic theories in ESOL instruction
- Language development stages and literacy skills
- Culture's role in language learning
- The fundamentals of cross-cultural communication
- Learning environments that are culturally inclusive
- ESL teaching models and ESOL instructional design
- ELL speaking, listening, reading, writing and content area instructional methods
- Special population ELL instruction
- ESOL classroom management, technology and assessments
- ELL student assessment planning and interpretation
- ESOL rights and laws
About the Exam
The NES ESOL test is currently being used for ESL teacher licensure purposes in the state of Oregon. The exam's three sections are designed to assess the areas of knowledge that ESL educators must have, including Foundations of Language and Language Acquisition (20%), Foundations of ESOL Instruction (40%) and Instruction and Assessment of English Language Learners (40%).
There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the exam, and test-takers have three hours to complete all questions. A score of 220 is needed in order to pass, and you'll be able to view your score immediately after finishing the exam.
NES English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Exam Preparation and Registration
This course helps you prepare for the exam at any time that fits your schedule. Use any computer or mobile device to access these engaging video lessons, and be sure to take the practice quizzes to reinforce your understanding of important ESOL concepts. Your dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the course, and you can use it to navigate to specific chapter topics. If you want to study offline, simply print the accompanying lesson transcripts. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have about the material. Finally, we've included a comprehensive course assessment to help to evaluate your readiness for the NES exam.
You can register for the exam online through the official ORELA website. When you register, you'll be asked to select a desired upcoming test date, as well as a nearby testing center. The registration process also requires payment of an exam fee and your agreement with all testing policies.
National Evaluation Series (NES) Program is a registered trademark of Pearson Education Inc., which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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