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Resources for CTEL Test Prep

Recommended Books to Prepare for the CTEL Test

In the state of California, teachers who are in need of a Crosscultural, Language and Academic Language (CLAD) certificate and did not meet the requirement through a university or extended education program have the option to take the California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) test. In order to be eligible for the CLAD certificate, teachers must successfully pass sections 1-3 of the CTEL test. The following books will help teachers prepare for the CTEL test:
 
Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Learners
 
This excellent book will help teachers prepare for the portions of the CTEL test that have to do with language development, assessment and instruction of English language development, and culturally inclusive instruction of second language learners. This book has been a well known book in many ESL university classes and CLAD preparation classes for years. The book extensively covers oral, written, and reading language development and provides teachers with a comprehensive view of how to best differentiate in all dimensions of language development for students who are at all levels of proficiency in English. This book is a must-have book for CTEL test prep as well as BCLAD test prep (i.e., teachers who wish to obtain a BCLAD bilingual credential). This CTEL test prep book can be purchased in the ELD Strategies store by clicking here
 
A Course for Teaching English Learners (CTEL)
 
This book is a concise CTEL test prep book that has been clearly crafted to meet all of the subjects that will be included in the CTEL exam. The book has an excellent section regarding the structure of the English language, as well as various chapters that outline strategies that will promote English language development. A careful study of this book in combination with other resources will assist teachers with preparation for the CTEL test. This book is a must-have book for CTEL test prep and can be purchased in the ELD Strategies store by clicking here.

The Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide

This book has been used for many years in many CLAD courses at the university, as well as to prepare for the CTEL test. This updated version includes additional information about language development, strategies for differentiation with English learners, assessment of English learners, and many other topics that are covered on the CTEL test. This CTEL test prep book can be purchased in the ELD Strategies store by clicking here.