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The California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) test is designed to help educators secure the credentials they need to teach ELL students. This exam is divided into 3 subtests covering language, language development, assessment, instruction, culture and inclusion. Developing a quality understanding of the CTEL test, including concepts it covers and types of questions you will encounter, can get you closer to your goal of earning a passing score. offers comprehensive CTEL study guides that provide all the tools and resources you need to succeed!

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By signing up with, you will gain full access to all these fantastic test prep tools and tricks. But with so many to choose from, what is the best way to begin? Start by taking one of our free 15-question practice tests to find out how well you already understand topics covered on the exam. We'll highlight your areas of strength and provide guidance to improve any areas of weakness.

Our engaging CTEL courses are a flexible way to build a comprehensive understanding of CTEL test concepts. You can review every lesson in our courses to ensure you have a full grasp of each subtest or simply tackle whichever topics need the most study time. Lessons have entertaining videos that average 8 minutes each as well as full transcripts you can read online so you can choose the review method that works for you. Take multiple-choice quizzes to gauge your progress through the lessons, and if you have questions about specific topics, our online tutors are ready to help 24/7!

During your exam preparations, take advantage of CTEL practice tests designed to help you feel comfortable with the testing experience. Our tests refresh your knowledge of main CTEL exam concepts and familiarize you with the types of questions you'll see on the exam. After finishing each test, you will receive a diagnostic report that explains your correct answers and shares links to lessons that can build your comprehension of topics that need more attention. We also offer onscreen timers you can use to strengthen your testing speeds!

Get a comprehensive overview of the exam and its subtests by exploring our CTEL resources. We discuss in-depth details about CTEL scores, registration, costs, accommodations and the retake policy. You'll learn what to bring on exam day and how best to prepare. We also make sure you're equipped with the study tips you need to excel!

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Our study guides offer all the tools and resources you need to ace all 3 subtests of the CTEL test. Getting started is totally risk-free, so begin the first steps in your CTEL prep journey by taking one of our free 15-question practice tests!

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