Online English Language Development (ELD)

Special Challenges for Newcomers


Newcomer students arrive with varying degrees of English literacy. Some are not fully literate even in their native language due to interrupted education in their home country.

On top of learning a new language, students must adapt to a new culture and an unfamiliar school environment. Not knowing what to do, where to go, what to say, or how to act at school can be a significant roadblock to a student’s ability to learn and integrate into student life.

Most schools have limited teacher resources to devote to Newcomer students and long-term English learners who fail to progress. Educators are under pressure to make sure that all of the students in their classes – not just English learners – progress academically in order to graduate.

English Language Development for Newcomers and Emerging Level Learners

Our ELD Level 1 course  is a comprehensive online English Language Development tool designed to:

  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of individual English learners in literacy areas tied to the latest ELD testing standards
  • Accelerate acculturation and understanding of school norms so Newcomer students gain confidence and a sense of belonging
  • Help secondary level English learners progress from Emerging to Expanding in English language proficiency

The five modules in ELD Level 1 can be together or standalone.  Use our program to support whole class or small group instruction.  Our web-based program can also be used by students in the class or at home for self-paced, one-to-one online learning.

Module 1

English Literacy Assessments

Module 2

American Culture and Functional Vocabulary

Module 3

Foundational Literacy Skills

Module 4

Collaborative Listening and Speaking

Module 5

Language Function and Construction

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