Online English Language Development (ELD Level 1)

Special Challenges for Beginner English Learners and Newcomers


English learners arrive with varying degrees of literacy. Some may not even be fully literate in their native language due to interrupted education. On top of learning a new language, newcomer students have to navigate a new culture and an unfamiliar school environment. Not knowing what to do, where to go or how to act can make integration into student life extremely challenging.

Teachers have their own set of challenges. English learners can arrive throughout the school year. How can teachers accommodate new students while keeping the rest of their students on track?

Language Tree Online ELD Level 1 solves these challenges with a self-paced online curriculum that helps entering students catch up in the classroom or at home. Our program includes proven instructional routines that educators can use to front-load new concepts. In addition, our  American School Culture module transfers practical knowledge to help students feel more confident and comfortable at their new school.

English Language Development for Beginner and Emerging Level Learners

EDL Brochure for Level 1Our ELD Level 1 course  is a comprehensive online English Language Development program designed to:

  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of individual English learners in language areas tied to the latest ELD standards, including WIDA 2020, CA 2012, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKs) and NYS ENL
  • Accelerate acculturation and understanding of school norms so students gain confidence and a sense of belonging
  • Help secondary level English learners progress to the next level of English language proficiency by preparing them for statewide proficiency assessments (ELPAC, TELPAS, ACCESS for ELL, and more)

The five modules in ELD Level 1 can be used to support whole class or small group instruction. Our web-based program can also be used by students in the classroom to maximize productive time or at home for independent, self-paced learning.

Module 1

English Literacy Assessments

Module 2

American Culture and Functional Vocabulary

Module 3

Foundational Literacy Skills

Module 4

Collaborative Listening and Speaking

Module 5

Language Function and Construction

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