Language Objectives for ESL Students


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A language objective is _____.

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1. When developing language objectives for ESL students, it is important to understand students' language and academic ability levels because _____.

2. The _____ of language objectives increases from one level to the next.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provides a chance to assess what you know about forming language objectives for ESL students. You'll need to be aware of what feature increases in difficulty as the level gets higher.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to address your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of a language objective
  • Why understanding students' language and academic ability levels helps develop language objectives
  • How the levels of language objectives progress
  • In what areas some ESL students need special help

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall what goes up from one level of language objectives to the next
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about special subjects ESL students may need additional help in to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted characteristics of language objectives

Additional Learning

You will find more to review in the lesson, Language Objectives for ESL Students. In this lesson, you will take a closer look at:

  • Defining a language objective
  • Three basic levels and descriptions of what students are able to do at each level
  • The level at which student begin to engage in basic conversations
  • When song lyrics most often start making sense to students