This book will be written to address the Texas certification exam (TExES) for English as a Second Language (ESL) educators. Regardless of degree, grade point average, or experience, a person cannot receive ESL certification without passing a TExES examination, thus there is intense pressure on the student to pass. There are actually three ESL TExES Exams. These are #193 (Generalist EC – 6), #120 (Generalist 4 – 8), and #154 (ESL Supplemental). This book will cover them all, which makes it marketable on a larger scale. The author has years of experience in TExES test development and in providing popular, successful, and inspiring TExES preparation seminars at multiple universities and training sites around the state. The student developmental concepts upon which TExES is constructed will be written in a down-to-earth manner utilizing real life stories for practical application and will allow the reader to connect theory with actual practice.
Chapter 2: Understanding Fundamental Language Concepts and the Structure and Conventions of the English Language
DOMAIN I: Language Concepts and Language Acquisition
DOMAIN KEY CONCEPTS: Language Concepts, Language Acquisition, and Interrelatedness of L1 and L2 Development
The ESL teacher understands fundamental language concepts and knows the structure and conventions of the English language.
In order to teach anything, you must first thoroughly understand and be able to apply the concepts you wish to teach. Competency 001 is stating the obvious. In order to be able to teach English as a Second Language Learners (ESL) effectively, you must first understand fundamental language concepts and know the structure and conventions of the English language itself. Letters A through ...