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TELPAS. You can do this!. Learning a Language Takes TIME. Did you know that you learn a language in two different ways?. Social Language. Social language is what you use to: Talk to your friends. Watch TV and listen to music. Face book and text.

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telpas

TELPAS

You can do this!

learning a language takes time
Learning a Language Takes TIME
  • Did you know that you learn a language in two different ways?
social language
Social Language

Social language is what you use to:

  • Talk to your friends.
  • Watch TV and listen to music.
  • Face book and text

It takes one to two years to learn social language.

academic language
Academic Language

Academic language is what you use to:

  • Understand your teachers in class.
  • Read textbooks.
  • Write essays.
  • Take tests.

It takes five to seven years to learn social language.

why do you want to do this
Why do you want to do this?
  • What will success in school give me?
getting an education will pay real in the future
Getting an education will pay real $ in the future

How much you will make a year if…..

  • You drop out of high school: $19 540
  • You finish high school: $27 380
  • You get an associates degree (1-2 year diploma from STC): $36 190
  • You get a degree from a university (4 year degree from UTPA): $46 930
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Getting an education will pay real $ in the future

How much you will make a month if…..

  • You drop out of high school: $1 628
  • You finish high school: $ 2 281
  • You get an associates degree (1-2 year diploma from STC): $3 015
  • You get a degree from a university (4 year degree from UTPA): $3 910
getting an education will pay real in the future2
Getting an education will pay real $ in the future

How much you will make an hour if…..

  • You drop out of high school: $10.17
  • You finish high school: $ 14.25
  • You get an associates degree (1-2 year diploma from STC): $ 18.82
  • You get a degree from a university (4 year degree from UTPA): $24.42
but how am i going to do it

This is about you

But, how am I going to do it.?!?!?!?!

You are in charge

BE PROACTIVE

This is for you

You make your success.

This will help you

This is up to you

UNDERSTAND YOUR PROFICIENCY LEVEL

beginner ask for guidance
BeginnerAsk for GUIDANCE

LISTENING: You only understand some words. That is why you are quiet in class.

SPEAKING: You only know a few words. That is why you do not like to talk.

READING: You read very slowly. You need pictures to help you understand.

WRITING: You copy. It is difficult to write sentences.

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BeginnerAsk for GUIDANCE

I improved my listening by sitting with my bilingual pair in class and watching some television in English every day

I improved my reading because I read in English and Spanish every day.

BE PROACTIVE

I improved my speaking because I made my own glossary and I’m not afraid to take a risk.

I improved my writing because I sat in the front of the class and I asked for help.

be proactive
Be Proactive

YOU MAKE YOUR SUCCESS.

intermediate time to focus
INTERMEDIATETime to FOCUS

LISTENING: You understand some information and you like to ask for help when you don’t understand.

SPEAKING: You can have short conversations about what you are doing now.

READING: You read slowly and understand some information but the books in your classes are still difficult to understand.

WRITING: You write short simple sentences.

intermediate time to focus1
IntermediateTime to FOCUS

BE PROACTIVE

I improved my reading because I always sit with a partner who helps me understand what I am reading.

I improved my listening by asking a lot of questions when I don’t understand. I am an ACTIVE listener

I improved my writing because I sat in the front of the class and I asked for help. I am really working hard now to learn verbs in English-Especially in past tense.

I improved my speaking because I made my own glossary and I’m not afraid to take a risk. I also ask for support from my teacher so that I can participate in class.

be proactive1
Be Proactive

YOU MAKE YOUR SUCCESS.

engage to advance your english
ENGAGE to ADVANCE your English

Listening: You usually understands longer directions, conversations and discussions and only occasionally asks the speaker to repeat, slow down or rephrase.

Speaking: You can comfortably participate in most conversations and academic discussions or familiar topics in past present and future tenses.

Reading: You can usually understand grade appropriate vocabulary. You can understand multiple meanings of commonly used words.

Writing: Your writing sounds academic. Your narrations, explanations and descriptions are developed in some detail with emerging clarity.

engage to advance your english be proactive
ENGAGE to ADVANCE your English BE PROACTIVE

I improved my reading because I read challenging material on my own. I also understand that a dictionary is very important.

I improved my listening by taking time to process so that I really understand and asking for clarification when I need it.

I improved my writing because I use a dictionary at all times. It helps me increase my knowledge of academic vocabulary

I improved my speaking because I challenge myself to speak in class so that I can continue to build confidence.)

be proactive2
Be Proactive

YOU MAKE YOUR SUCCESS.

challenge for the advanced high
CHALLENGE for the ADVANCED HIGH

BE PROACTIVE

  • Listening: I understand almost everything in English. Actually, I understand almost as much English as a native speaker. I almost never ask the speaker to slow down or rephrase.
  • Speaking: I am able to participate in extended discussions in social and academic settings. I communicates very effectively with a lot of vocabulary.
  • Reading I can read and understand vocabulary at a level nearly comparable to native English speakers.
  • Writing: I Use vocabulary and language structures at almost the same levels as a native speaker on academically complex and abstract ideas.
challenge for the advanced high1
CHALLENGE for the ADVANCED HIGH

BE PROACTIVE

I improved my reading because it is a habit. I read every day on my own. I also understand that a dictionary is very important.

I improved my listening by getting involved in challenging, academic listening opportunities.

I improved my speaking because I actively participate in grade appropriate academic conversation.)

I improved my writing because I use a dictionary at all times. It helps me increase my knowledge of academic vocabulary

be proactive3
Be Proactive

YOU MAKE YOUR SUCCESS.

what is the telpas reading test
What is the TELPAS reading test?
  • The TELPAS reading test checks how much you can read in English.

This test will……..

  • Check how much you can read in a Math and Science context.
  • Test to see what your general reading level is in English.
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When you take the TELPAS exam, you will see questions for ALL proficiency levels. You should try to answer all the questions even if you think they are difficult.

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TELPAS

The test will start easy but get more difficult. Do your best on all the questions.

There will be:

  • 11 Beginning questions
  • 16 Intermediate questions
  • 18 Advanced questions
  • 18 Advanced High questions.
the telpas reading exam tests 3 objectives
The TELPAS Reading exam tests 3 objectives:
  • Objective 1: Understanding words and sentences.
  • Objective 2: Understanding different kinds of texts
  • Objective 3: Analyzing and evaluating information and ideas in different kinds of texts.
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