Ch 4: NES ELA: Influences on the English Language

About This Chapter

Refresh your knowledge of influences on the English language by watching the short and engaging video lessons in this chapter. Gain the insight you need to succeed on the NES English Language Arts assessment.

NES ELA: Influences on the English Language - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores influences on the English language to help you prepare for the NES English Language Arts assessment. After reviewing the lessons, you will be prepared for the following:

  • Defining the word 'language'
  • Understanding the influences on and development of the English language
  • Examining how the English language is impacted by technology and culture

The instructors in the videos provide the definitions, historical information and contemporary insights you need to understand influences on the English language. You can watch the lessons in any sequence and as often as needed to accommodate your studying needs.

NES ELA: Influences on the English Language Objectives

The NES English Language Arts assessment is required in some states for educators interested in teaching the subject at the secondary level. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, is taken on computer and lasts three hours. Earning a passing score of 220 or higher (236 or higher in Oregon) helps you secure or enhance teacher certification in your state.

The topics covered in this Influences on the English Language chapter are found in the Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Reading Various Text Forms content domain, which constitutes approximately 23% of the total exam. Get prepared to answer questions in this section by reviewing full video transcripts with helpful vocabulary words. After reviewing the lessons, take self-assessment quizzes to test your comprehension of the materials.

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