Test of Emerging Academic English: Listening and Speaking is a program that have information very interesting and you can find this on the internet, on the web site http//www.education.state.mn.us. This page is one of twelve different pages on hppt//www.pagebull.com that can help you to be more better in your listening and speaking. The purpose of TEAELS is to access general Academic English ability in listening and speaking in grades kinder garden through twelve. One can find three steps with interesting information to know what is the context of this program. First step is Design Principles, it consists of three types of languages: School Management.- language of the school. Non-contact Specific Academic Language.- the language used within a school environment to express academic ideas. Language of School Settings.- the languages of one particular area of study. Second step is Item Specification but this have five sections: Picture Selection Tasks, in it is more usual listening and understanding instructions. There the students given by a teacher to one or more students. Drag and Drop Tasks, in it the listening to direct behavior is first.
It consists that the students listen to a teacher telling them about a task or a process of some sort. Passage Comprehension Tasks is focus on listening and understanding explanations, descriptions, etc. it is about students that watch videos of speaker talking to the test-talker, in an extending discourse. Guided Production Tasks is focus on speaking, like defining, exemplifying, suggesting or informing. There, the students will listen to a short statement on will repeat it verbatim. Free Production Tasks is focus in speaking, too, like narrate, preference/opinion, cause/effect, etc. In there the student will look a picture of a school scene, and will be asked open-ended questions on what they see. Third step is Tables of Specification that are an resumed information to know the advance of the students. Concluding this writing I promise you, if one visit TEAELS, will have a helpful information to be a good student in the future.