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Language Functions, Skills & Proficiency - Chapter Summary
Feel confident in your knowledge of ELL proficiency levels, BICS and other topics related to language functions, skills and proficiency with help from this informative chapter. Study fun lessons developed by top instructors that can ensure you're able to do the following:
- Explain the cultural and social functions of language
- Define and share examples of basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS)
- Describe how cognitive academic language proficiency impacts student learning
- List and discuss the ELL proficiency levels
This chapter lets you study by selecting any lessons to review and visiting as many times as you'd like. As you progress through this chapter, be sure to take our mini quizzes and practice exam to find out how well you comprehend language functions, skills and proficiency. Our learning tools are available online 24/7 and can be viewed from any location with an Internet connection using your computer or mobile devices. This flexibility ensures you're able to study whenever and wherever your schedule permits.
1. The Social & Cultural Functions of Language
How or why do you say something? Do you ever relay the same message to different people in different ways? This lesson discusses the importance of language in interactions between people and how culture and language influence each other.
2. Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS): Definition & Examples
This lesson will provide you with a definition and examples of interpersonal communication, as well as introduce you to the communication process. Watch it to learn more about basic interpersonal communication skills.
3. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
In this lesson, you'll learn about cognitive academic language proficiency, how it affects student learning, and what can be done to improve student outcomes. An example is provided and a short quiz follows.
4. What Are the ELL Proficiency Levels?
This lesson describes the standard ELL proficiency levels and provides examples for each level. Additionally, the American State system and various internationally recognized systems are also discussed.
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Other chapters within the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047): Practice & Study Guide course
- Cultural Elements & Adaptation
- How Cultural Differences Impact Students
- Promoting Multicultural Sensitivity & Diversity in the Classroom
- Elements of Language
- Teaching Components of Language for ELL
- Second Language Acquisition & Development
- Second Language Literacy Development
- Literacy & Language Research
- Models of ELL Instruction
- ESOL Instructional Approaches
- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills
- Writing Skills Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for ELL Classrooms
- Selecting & Adapting Instructional Materials for ELL Students
- Technology in ELL Instruction
- ELL Rights & Court Cases in Florida
- ELL Assessment Issues
- ELL Learners with Exceptionalities
- Language Proficiency Assessments in Florida
- Classroom-Based Assessments of ELL Students
- Collaboration & Advocacy for ELL
- Professional Development Organizations & Resources for ESOL Teachers
- FTCE ESOL K-12 Flashcards