English Language Development Courses

Help English Learners and LTELs Overcome Language Roadblocks

The key to unlocking proficiency is through understanding how language works and lives. Our English language development (ELD) programs for middle and high school are fully aligned with the most recent English proficiency standards to keep the focus on language development. They feature:

  • Age- and level-appropriate content designed specifically for secondary English learners
  • Sheltered instructional strategies, with video, visual, and audio reinforcements to make new concepts easier to grasp
  • Culturally-relevant pedagogy and stories which reflect meaningful aspects of the learners' identities and daily life

Our solutions can serve as supplemental tools, form the instructional foundation for your designated ELD time, or be used for extended learning opportunities. They are typically supported by Title III and Title I funding.

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English Language Development (ELD) Level 1

ELD Level 1 is an English language development program for beginner-level ELs and Newcomers in the secondary grades. It includes standards-based online assessments and lessons, built-in intervention resources, and a module on acculturation to support social-emotional development.

  • Provides teachers with a better understanding of each student's language gaps — all the way down to the individual language skill or function
  • Accelerates English language proficiency progress with lessons aligned with the latest ELD standards, including WIDA, CA 2012TEKs, and NYS Next Gen ELA
  • Informs Newcomer students about school-related cultural norms and available school resources while equipping them with 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-aligned online assessments precisely identify the language issues that impede progress (particularly relevant for LTELs)
  • Integrated subject matter content, from social studies, math, sciences, and language arts, are embedded in lessons to help students with academic language
  • Self-recording exercises and online writing practices help develop productive language 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.

Teacher

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

Student

HOW WE HELP ENGLISH LEARNERS SUCCEED

 
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Flexible Instruction

As the teacher, you are the pilot and our progam 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.

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Detailed Assessments

Standards-based online 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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Language & Content

Our 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 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, we offer our American School Culture module to help build confidence, functional vocabulary, and knowledge about their new school environment.

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Reporting & Tracking

Class and district-level reporting give teachers and administrators visibility to assessment scores, student progress, and where students may be falling out.

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.