Hello Dear Students,
We have been learning about English Proficiency II for four meetings. This time, I am going to have a Quiz for you. This quiz can be used as the evidence of your presence on our fifth meeting and it is also used to see how far you have understood about the relationship between English Proficiency, Adult Education, and the concept of English Language Learners.
If you need to add a few more readings on English Proficiency, the following books are recommended for your readings. You can click the following links:
- Book 1 – Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges From Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement
- Book 2 – English Language Proficiency Assessments for Young Learners
- Book 3 – English in Global Contexts: Proficiency Tasks for Aspiring Learners
- Book 4 – Assessment and Intervention for English Language Learners: Translating Research into Practice
- Book 5 – Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms
Please also remember that the context of our class is geared toward the notion of EFL, or English as a Foreign Language. As we all know and notice, Indonesia views English as in the sense of English as a Foreign Language. Therefore, please bear in mind that constructing your views within this notion is important.
Quiz 1 Instruction
Please read the following passage in the form of a screenshot:
The above figure was a screenshot of the following book:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education, with Correspondences to College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, and Mathematical and Science Practices. Washington: American Institute for Research, October 2016, p. 8.
After you read the above passage, then now it is your turn to select one point from ten points of the guidelines.
After that, you need to explain in your own words what does it mean with the point that you selected. Your explanation can be written in the comment section below. The length of your explanation should be only one paragraph, but the paragraph needs to have more than five sentences.
I choose point 4: “Social language has an important role in ELL’s English Language acquisition process”. The point means that an individual English language learner involves many aspects. He or she is also influenced by the social circumstances where he or she lives. Language acquisition process happens when a person learns a new language, such as English. In Indonesia, English is considered as a foreign language, so the process of acquiring this language is different from students who study English in Singapore or Japan. The social language, which is like that in the Minangkabau region, impacts the way a student acquire English. Therefore, point 4 of the Guiding Principles above clearly informs us that considering social language when acquiring a language is undeniable.
Also, your explanation is your work alone. Copying from other sources is considered an intellectual crime.
The deadline for this quiz 1 is March 30, 2019, at 11:59 pm. Good Luck!
(Your explanation should be written in the following comment section below)