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 9: Promoting Student Performance in English Language Arts and Reading
DOMAIN III: Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness, and Family and Community Involvement
DOMAIN KEY CONCEPTS:Foundations, Research, and Types of ESL Programs, an Effective Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environment, and Serving as an Advocate for ESL Students and Their Families Through Community Involvement.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher understands the foundations of ESL education and types of ESL programs.
As we have stressed, Texas, as well as the country, is facing a rapidly growing student population whose first language is not English. According to the United States Department of Education (2007) English as a Second Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student group in American ...