For the optimists, the growth of the nation’s English language learner (ELL) population is an opportunity to integrate millions of bilingual, culturally skilled students into the US economy. Currently, ELLs represent about 11 percent of the public school population, with that figure projected to grow to 25 percent in the next decade. That being said, there are still many challenges to overcome to make those integration dreams a reality.
The first step in any ELL program is improving the students’ language development. It’s an uphill battle, but there are ways to efficiently, effectively close the gap. The Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite has been proven to help ELL students build confidence in their new language quickly by leveraging:
- Carefully structured interactive lessons: encouraging students to build confidence, improving oral skills
- Speech-recognition technology: practicing English pronunciation in a safe, friendly learning environment
- Anytime, anywhere online access: incorporating additional speaking activities to advance their English-language skills
Watch Rosetta Stone’s “Pathways to English Language Learner Success” – an on-demand webinar – to learn about how our Language Learning Suite can help schools and districts close the ELL achievement gap while preparing themselves for the projected increase in ELL population.
All it takes is 30 minutes of your valuable time. You will come away not only with a greater understanding of how our Language Learning Suite can help address your ELL population, but also with an actionable plan that can help you get started the very next day. As you can see from the statistics above, there is no time to lose. Watch the on-demand webinar today.
After all, this is an opportunity to help students prepare for the 21st century economy who are tailor-made for success—with the right tools.
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