About Language Tree Online

The founders of Language Tree Online have served the education market for over 15 years, offering self-paced digital language products to schools, libraries, and homes across the country.

Our team consists of highly experienced curriculum writers, National Board certified English learner coaches, and dual immersion instructors who ensure lessons are aligned with academic and current ELD content standards. We also work with award-winning videographers, programmers, animators, and musicians to make our core instructional content accessible and appealing.

 

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What Makes Our Approach Unique?

We take a different approach than traditional ELD and foreign language learning tools by treating students individually and holistically.

Individualized Instruction

We uniquely provide a thorough assessment based on the latest ELD standards.  English learners possess varying degrees of literacy due to different schooling experiences in their home countries.  Each student will also naturally have personal strengths and weaknesses in different literacy areas.  For instance, an English learner may be better able to “produce” language than “receive” it.  Our courses offer in-depth language and literacy assessment modules to help educators determine where each student needs more support.

Aligned with English Proficiency Standards

To support student progress through the ELD proficiency levels, the Language Tree Online instructional modules are aligned to WIDA Prime V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners. Our curricula are also aligned with the latest California 2012 ELD standards, used by the English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC) and Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge (TEKS).  We have taken into consideration standards from the ELPA21 Consortium states as well as New York and Arizona.

Multi-Sensory Input

Providing equity of access to all students, regardless of their level of English proficiency, is our goal.  Our courses are video-based and incorporate other multi-sensory technique such as audio, text, and images to help ensure concepts are understood.  Video instruction is combined with interactive features such as quizzes, self-recording and writing exercises.

Acculturation and Functional Knowledge

The importance of acculturation and cultural knowledge is often overlooked by traditional publishers.  Yet many English learners face socio-emotional hurdles due to cultural misunderstandings that make learning and integration very difficult.  We help students overcome the often-daunting aspect of entering the American school system by introducing school-related norms and practical tips.  We combine cultural knowledge transfer with practical, functional vocabulary lessons designed to help new students maneuver successfully around their new school environment.