Online English Language Development (ELD Level 2)
Helping Intermediate and Long-Term English Learners Bridge the Gap
Intermediate and long-term English Learners (LTELs) often have strengths in some language areas — such as speaking or reading — but weaknesses in others. As a result, they may experience stalled progress in their path to re-designation, along with diminished academic achievement. Many also struggle in their academic subjects due to a lack of subject-specific vocabulary.
The Language Tree Online ELD Level 2 program uses a cross-curricular approach to solidify language skills while strengthening the academic language needed to successfully “unpack” content in math, sciences, and social studies. Multi-sensory strategies, such as videos, interactive quizzes, and self-recording exercises, serve to engage teen learners.
English Language Development for Intermediate and Long-Term English Learners
ELD Level 2 is a standards-based hybrid curriculum for students with two or more years of ELD study. It allows ELD/ESOL educators to:
- Identify critical language skill gaps through formative assessments based on ELD standards, including WIDA 2020, CA 2012, Texas ELP, and NYS ENL
- Address identified skill gaps and improve English proficiency across all four language domains
- Deliver culturally-relevant instruction at the appropriate level to motivate and challenge more advanced multilingual learners
- Prepare their students for statewide assessments required for re-designation and entry into ELA core classes
The four modules in ELD Level 2 can also be used anywhere – at home for remote learning or in the classroom. Downloadable instructional routines for synchronous teaching and student practice assignments make this a truly hybrid solution.