- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 168
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis extensive study guide is one of the best tools you can use to prepare for the Washington Educator Skills Tests-Endorsement (WEST-E) English Language Learners exam. You'll review topics relating to language acquisition, literacy development and more on our convenient, mobile-friendly platform. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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About This Course
If you're an aspiring ELL teacher in the state of Washington, you'll benefit by reviewing the material in this course prior to taking the WEST-E English Language Learners. Refer to video and text lessons that delve into such topics as language promotion, applied linguistics, and cultural diversity in English language learning. Lessons also address methods for teaching writing, listening and speaking skills to ELL students. Access lessons from any device, at any time, and print lesson transcripts to create handy reference materials. Reach out to experts with any questions using a short online contact form, and take self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of the topics discussed in this guide.
This course was last updated in 2020.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This study guide allows you to quickly review information about teaching ELL students. You'll find lessons devoted to assessments, instructional methods, culture and language, collaborative practices and professional development. After you finish this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Discuss phonics, semantics, syntax and pragmatics
- Describe language acquisition theories and second language acquisition
- List stages of literacy development
- Name factors affecting second language acquisition
- Discuss culture and language and the impact of cultural differences
- Talk about cultural diversity in the ELL classroom
- Apply methods for teaching speaking, writing and listening skills for ELL students
- Promote content-area knowledge for ELL
- Share what makes good assessments and plan and use assessments for ELL students
- Cite details about ESOL legislation and policy
- Give information about collaboration and advocacy for ELL
- Name professional organizations and resources for ELL teachers
This course is made up of 18 individual chapters broken down into 117 video and text lessons. Lessons take only ten minutes or less to review, and 24/7 accessibility means you can fit study time into any schedule.
WEST-E English Language Learners Exam Information
Licensed educators in Washington who wish to add the English Language Learners credential to their teaching certification must take and pass this WEST-E exam. This course can help them attain a passing score on this exam.
- Number of Questions: 110 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Exam Cost: $155
WEST-E English Language Learners Exam Breakdown
|WEST-E English Language Learners Concept||Percent of WEST-E English Language Learners Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Language and Literacy Development||18%||20 questions||39|
|Planning and Managing Instruction||28%||30 questions||26|
|Professional Leadership||18%||20 questions||13|
WEST-E English Language Learners Preparation & Registration
Every topic addressed on the WEST-E English Language Learners exams is covered in this comprehensive study guide. You can study such topics as linguistics, language and literacy development, cultural aspects of language acquisition, ELL teaching methods, assessment strategies and professional organizations for ELL teachers. You can review lessons as often as needed and use the video tags to jump to the points in the videos that discuss the material you need to review further.
Register online on the WEST website. Submit your registration information and payment of the WEST-E English Language Learners exam fees. Once you have registered, you can schedule your test date and location online. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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