English Language Development Courses

Overcome the Roadblocks Impeding English Language Learner Progress

The key to unlocking English language proficiency lies in understanding how language works and lives. Our English language development programs are fully aligned with the latest state English language proficiency standards to keep the focus on language acquisition and development. They feature:

  • Age-appropriate and leveled content specifically for middle and high school English language learners
  • Sheltered instructional strategies, such as the use of video, visual, and audio support to make new concepts easier to grasp
  • Culturally-relevant pedagogy and stories reflect meaningful aspects of English learners' identities and daily lives

Use our hybrid ELD/ESOL curriculum as a supplemental resource, the instructional foundation of your designated ELD time, or for extended learning opportunities. Language Tree Online can typically be purchased using Title III and Title I funding.


English Language Development (ELD) Level 1

ELD Level 1 is an English language development curriculum for beginner-level ELLs and newcomers in the secondary grades. The program includes standards-based online assessments, standards-based lessons with oral practice, built-in intervention resources, and an acculturation module to support social-emotional development.

  • Gives teachers a clear understanding of the specific language skill gaps of each student
  • Highly scaffolded content helps new learners access lessons and embedded exercises
  • Accelerates language acquisition with lessons aligned with the latest ELD standards, including WIDA, CA 2012, TEKs/Texas ELP, New York, and Lousiana
  • Equips newcomers with practical information on school-related norms and useful functional vocabulary
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English Language Development (ELD) Level 2

After completing Level 1, or based on assessment results, students can move on to ELD Level 2. This rigorous program prepares intermediate and long-term English learners (LTELs) for re-designation. Cross-curricular instruction with additional emphasis on writing helps multilingual learners improve academic performance and meet CCSS for ELA.

  • Standards-based assessments precisely identify the language skills and functions needed to reach proficiency (particularly relevant for LTELs)
  • Subject matter content, ranging from social studies to math and sciences, is integrated into language lessons to help English learners unpack academic language and perform better in core subjects
  • Built-in practice assignments can be used for intervention or to keep students productive
  • Fun self-recording and writing exercises strengthen speaking and writing skills
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The Language Tree Online program has been such an amazing resource for both myself and my students. There were multiple options when it came to learning. Students were able to work independently at their own pace. I was also able to easily check on student progress through the program.

Ms. Mara DenBosch-Verdicchio
6th Grade ELA/History & Beginning ELD
Franklin Classical Middle School, LBUSD

This is a great program. I adapt the extension activities to make assignments and projects for my students. There is a lot of granular skills that I would overlook if not for Language Tree Online.


The best thing I like about the program is that they're explaining things really well, easy to understand.



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Flexible Instruction

As the teacher, you are the pilot and our program is the co-pilot! Use our program as often as you like to support your instruction. Our program can be used for both in-class and remote learning. Students can learn and practice anywhere using any connected device.


Language Assessments

Standards-based formative assessments identify specific language gaps, so you know where to focus instructional time. Summative assessments taken after program completion show learning growth and help indicate which skills still need to be developed.

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Standards-Based Lessons

Our standards-aligned program employs sheltered instructional strategies (SIOP & SDAIE) and integrates language instruction with subject matter content in math, science, and social studies. Multi-sensory support helps students better understand and retain lesson input.  

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Teacher Resources

We provide downloadable instructional routines to support small group instruction or for intervention. Also included are printable worksheets for students to practice, sample schedules, and language notebooks.

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Acculturation Support

For newcomers, our American School Culture module helps build confidence, functional vocabulary, and awareness about their new school environment.

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Reporting & Tracking

Teacher and admin-level reporting tools give real-time visibility to assessment scores, usage, lesson progress, and where students need intervention.

Contact us about solutions for your school or district. We will be in touch within 24 hours.

The Vocabulary Builder section of American School Culture was very helpful.  It provided new terms applicable to the video subject content of the chapter and helped my students listen more actively when reviewing the video content a second time.”  Stacy Lica, EL Coach Jordan high school.