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 5: Promoting Students’ Communicative Language Development in English
Promoting Students’ Communicative Language Development in English
DOMAIN II: ESL Instruction and Assessment
DOMAIN KEY CONCEPTS: ESL Instruction and Assessment, Effective Research-Based Literacy Strategies, Oral and Written Communication Skills Across the Curriculum
The ESL teacher understands how to promote students’ communicative language development in English.
Whereas Competency 003 was the meat and potatoes of teaching English Language Learners (ELLs), Competency 004 is the mission of all English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers. Each of us must understand how to promote our students’ communicative language development in English because, frankly, that's what ESL is all about.
The ESL Teacher …
A. Knows applicable Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and knows how to design[Page 32]and ...