English Language Learners
Are Each Unique.

Their background and circumstances can be entirely different, even when they speak the same native language. They come from all over the world, including here in the United States where they speak their parents' native language before attending school.

One thing unites them - a desire to learn English and fit in better with other students.

ELLs want to be just like their peers - navigating the academic,
social and emotional factors of being a student,
but they are limited by language and culture.

Engagement & Enrichment

They need practice in reading, writing, conversation and listening as well as social cues to help learning. But they also need engagement and enrichment to help learn the basics and the more complex interactions that go on with language and communication.

YLA speaks to ELLs:

  • Full animated videos and broken down clips - teachers can play a full video or go through the video in shorter, easier to understand clips

  • Written text for verbal dialogue - each video also plays out the text version of the words to make it easier for new language learners to hear but also see the spoken words

  • Short and longer texts for reading comprehension - module materials and Instructor Notes spell out several options to expand and contract reading passages for tailored reading delivery

  • Writing Practice - personal journals online or journal questions for offline writing allow students to practice their language or their writing or both

  • Discussion topics - break out small groups of students or pairs to talk through topics - students helping students practice