A TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification is a great way to increase your job prospects, but many students underestimate how difficult it can be to earn. Native English speakers tend to know most of the language's mechanical conventions by rote, but explaining them to somebody else can prove challenging. Plus, there are always those finer points of grammar that nobody seems to really understand. If you need a little boost to reach your academic goals, Varsity Tutors can refer you to an experienced TESOL tutor who may be able to help.
Here are some of the concepts you might study during TESOL tutoring sessions, along with their weight on the Praxis TESOL exam:
- Foundations of Linguistics (18%)
- Foundations of Language Learning (23%)
- Planning and Implementing Instruction (23%)
- Assessment and Evaluation (15%)
- Culture (11%)
- Professionalism and Advocacy (11%)
Teaching candidates have 120 minutes to answer 120 multiple-choice questions on the TESOL exam, giving you an average of one minute per question. If you're ever stumped by a question, your TESOL tutor may teach you some test-taking strategies to eliminate some of the incorrect responses and then take a guess while you still have plenty of time for the rest of the exam. Your tutor can also address any questions you have about the exam's formatting, potentially saving you some valuable time on exam day.
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