Online English Language Development (ELD)

Module 4: Collaborative Listening and Speaking

The Collaborative Listening and Speaking module covers the collaborative, interpretive and productive skills required for English language proficiency.  Once these spoken and written skills are mastered, the Emerging level English learner will be able to participate in meaningful and relevant discourse across various contexts and disciplines.

Skill Area Examples of Topics Covered
Collaborative
  • Exchanging information and ideas (written and spoken)
  • Asking WH questions
  • Adapting language choices (register)
Interpretive
  • Active listening
  • Comparing/contrasting
  • Explaining ideas and expression (drawing) conclusions
Productive
  • Evaluating informative oral presentations
  • Summarizing information
  • Justifying and expressing opinions
  • Standards-based curriculum
  • Scaffolded instruction builds on concepts previously taught
  • Features video input with interactive exercises output to enable practice and progress tracking
  • Multi-sensory techniques– text, audio, video and images – provides equity and access for all English learners
  • Developed by a National Board certified ELD educator and evaluator for the English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC)

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