A Critical Additive Mindset
Having the right philosophy in mind as you approach the test is one of the most critical pieces of test preparation. Learn about how the TEXES is expecting you to think when you approach the test, the classroom, and the rest of your career in education working with English Learners!
Linguistics and Components of Language
This portion of the test prep training for BIL 164 and ESL 154 is centered around the components of language including phonemic awareness, morphemes, discourse, and more. This is often an area that confounds several test takers, so I encourage the learner to look into various references to assist in the information becoming clear and concise.
There are many theorists in first and second language acquisition that have built the evolving framework that defines bilingual and ESL education. Several of the most prominent language theorists will be assessed on the ESL and BIL exams. Their philosophies and critical contributions will be covered in this video.
Biliteracy Development and Assessment
Literacy development in the student's heritage language is the foundation to their literacy in the second language. Here, we will present some of the processes that take place in an effective classroom that promote both the heritage language as well as bi-literacy.