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MTEL Adult Basic Education: English as a Second Language - Chapter Summary
Gain the teaching abilities you'll need to pass the MTEL Adult Basic Education examination and teach adult non-English speakers. This chapter's text and video lessons cover language acquisition strategies and rote memorization techniques. They also explore several approaches to bilingual education and outline various cognitive learning processes. After you've watched and read through the lessons, you could be capable of:
- Listing stages of language acquisition
- Identifying cognitive learning processes and relevant theories
- Describing steps in learning a second language
- Comparing formal and informal language
- Reviewing steps for teaching vocabulary to ESL learners
- Exploring curriculum development concepts and standards
- Understanding rote memorization and categorization
- Discussing multicultural education
- Developing metacognitive skills
- Exploring the role of native language in learning a new language
- Discovering social factors contributing to second-language acquisition
- Acquiring language assessment skills
Improve your ability to provide second-language instruction to adult students and get ready to answer the MTEL Adult Basic Education examination's related questions. Well-qualified professors will guide you through the animated, narrated lessons. The transcripts contain the same information; in them you'll find bold terms that invite further research. Review at your pace and incorporate the lessons into your daily routine. The videos and text lessons are brief and can be watched online 24/7 via your mobile device. Quizzes and a practice chapter examination are included.
MTEL Adult Basic Education: English as a Second Language Chapter Objectives
Subarea II of the MTEL Adult Basic Education examination is entitled, English for Speakers of Other Languages. It amounts to 25% of the test and contains between 24 and 26 multiple-choice questions. Many of the topics you've studied in this chapter will be found on the examination, including memorization, metacognitive processes and categorization. Computer-based and comprising 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response items, the teacher certification examination has a four-hour time limit. A minimum score of 240 is needed to pass.
1. What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages
How do non-speaking infants become vocal toddlers? Is learning language a natural event, or are we taught how to speak from those around us? Read on to discover theories on how we develop language and learn to communicate.
2. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples
Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.
3. The Process of Learning a Second Language
In this lesson, the five-step process of learning a second language is listed and described extensively. In addition, the length of time that it takes to go through each stage is presented.
4. Informal vs. Formal Language in Language Acquisition
English language learners learn formally, through instruction, or informally. Which is best? This lesson identifies the differences between the two and discusses the benefits of each to help you understand best practices for language development.
5. How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students
This lesson will provide strategies and ideas for teaching vocabulary to English as a Second Language (ESL) students. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge.
6. ESL Curriculum Development
This lesson will highlight some ways in which curriculum can be developed for English as a second language (ESL) classrooms and learners, as well as go over some instructional strategies to help support ESL students develop their language skills.
7. Rote Memorization in Education: Definition & Techniques
In this lesson, learn what rote memorization is. Also, discover the different memorization techniques you can use in your classroom as well as examples of each.
8. Using Categories to Learn the Rules of a Second Language
In this lesson, you'll learn about one way to break second language teaching into categories in order to help students focus on and internalize the rules of the language they are learning.
9. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.
10. Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language
Metacognitive skills are essential to the acquisition of a second language. In this lesson, we will explain how metacognition is used to enhance learning in the classroom.
11. The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition
In this lesson we explore the various schools of thought surrounding the use of native language in second-language education, ranging from using it often to not using it at all.
12. Personal & Social Factors in Second Language Development
Personal and social factors play an important role in the development of a second language, and, in this lesson, you'll learn about some of these factors.
13. Language Assessment: Procedures & Instruments
Looking for some best practice language assessment ideas? In this lesson, we will discuss language assessment procedures and instruments, including selection, administration and interpretation of assessment data.
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