154: ESL Certification

 

 

 

3 Domains

 

Domain I – Language Concepts and Language Acquisition

 

Domain II – ESL Instruction and Assessment

 

Domain III – Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness, and Family and Community Involvement

 

 

Domain I – Linguistic

 

Competency 1 – Concepts

 

Competency 2 – Acquisiton

 

 

Domain II – Cognitive

 

Competency 3 – Methods

Competency 4 – Communications

Competency 5 – Literacy

Competency 6 – Content

Competency 7 – Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain III – Affective

 

 

Competency 8 – Foundation

Competency 9 – Multicultural

Competency 10 – Involvement

 

 

 

Language

 

Language is systematic and generative; it’s a set of arbitrary vocal or visual symbol that have conventioalized meaning; it’s used for communication; it operates in a speech community or culture; it’s essentially human and has universal characteristics.

 

(Adapted from  Douglas Brown, 1987)




ESL CONNECTION

 

 

Teachers’ understanding of language features and use

will deteremine to a large extent

the teaching of a second language.




ESL CONNECTION #2

 

 

An English language learner has to combine

Grammatical Competence with the knowledge of

how to use grammatical structures appropriately

in the second language.

 

 

Registers

 

 

 

e.g. , functions and use of social and academic language

 

 

 

Language proficiency

 

 

 

listening, speaking, reading, and writing

 

 

 

Structure of language

 

 

 

e.g., word formation, grammar, and sentence structure

 

 

 

Language competence

 

 

 

e.g., linguistic, social, communicative competence