The PRAXIS II English to Speakers of Other Languages Exam (5361) is taken by candidates interested in teaching students of English as a second language at any grade level. The test is comprised of two 15-minute listening sections and one 90-minute writing section.
The Listening section of the exam covers grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The questions are presented in English and candidates correct the speaker’s errors.
The Writing section of the exam consists of 100 questions covering writing analysis, language theory, and educational instruction.
Candidates are assessed on phonology, transcription, morphology, syntax, psycholinguistics, social linguistics, articulation, teaching methods and instruction including direct method, total physical response, and the natural approach, pronunciation, vocabulary, learning styles, nonverbal communication, diversity, formal and informal assessments, laws and court cases affecting ESOL programs, and professional resources, instructional materials and organizations.