English Language Development

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Learning a New Language Takes Time

It takes 5-10 years to gain proficiency in a new language. Why? ELL students must learn both the social language and the more difficult academic language. Ongoing linguistic challenges coupled with the lack background knowledge increase the level of difficulty. Unfortunately, time does not stop for ELL students. They will need to continue their academic progression at the same rate as their native-English speaking peers, an ambitious goal considering new academic rigor expected with Common Core Standards.

Access to Grade Level Content

Integrating language and academic learning for ELL students is the key to achieving success. Kurzweil 3000-firefly allows ELL students to work on difficult, decontextualized content-area texts, providing access to content that is at or just beyond their language proficiency level. Here are key features that give ELL students access to grade level content:

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Facilitation of English Language Development

Research shows that using educational software for language learning facilitates the process since it lowers the anxiety of ELL students and increases their level of interest. Why? ELL students can work at a level of understanding they are comfortable with. Additionally, special features in Kurzweil 3000-firefly allow educators to embed instruction within the text, helping ELL students with scaffold learning and connecting with prior knowledge.

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