Emergent Bilinguals are one of the fastest-growing segments among school-age children in the U.S. According to the National Center of Educational Statistics, one out of 10 children in classrooms across the nation are Emergent Bilinguals, also known as English Language Learners (ELLs) or English Learners (ELs). Since 2010, the number of students who are English Learners has increased by more than half a million. Despite these growing numbers, as a group, Emergent Bilinguals have not been given the instruction they need to perform as well as their monolingual peers.
Why we use the term 'Emergent Bilinguals'
For the 5 million Emergent Bilingual students in America, honoring students’ culture and life experiences is essential to accelerate English language and literacy acquisition. The language we use matters. Terms like “English Language Learners” emphasize what students don’t know, as opposed to what they do. The phrase “Emergent Bilinguals,” on the other hand, celebrates the asset of bilingualism that these students bring to our schools and our society. As the number of Emergent Bilingual students continues to increase nationwide, school leaders need smarter ways to ensure better academic outcomes for every learner. This means providing both teachers and Emergent Bilingual learners with the tools they need for success.
Accelerate language, accelerate literacy
Accelerate language, accelerate literacy
A new series of webinars explores important aspects of supporting emergent bilingual students, including the acceleration of English language learning, the role of oral language in literacy instruction, language learning efficacy and research, how educators can leverage artificial intelligence to support emergent bilingual students, and much more.
Your Emergent Bilingual Solutions
Unlike other English Language Development products, Lexia English is an asset-based speaking and listening program that creates an inclusive classroom where students find a safe, non-judgmental environment to practice that builds confidence as students learn academic English.
Learning science tells us that learning a new language requires that you be able to speak it first…
Lexia English is an adaptive blended learning program that supports Emergent Bilingual students’ English language acquisition through academic conversations. The program integrates speaking, listening, and grammar in the subjects of math, science, social studies, general knowledge, and biographies providing students with the academic English skills they need to be successful.
Proof speaks volumes
With thousands of students currently using Lexia English, together with our education partners, we are making an impact. A recent study on the Lexia English program found that Emergent Bilingual students who used the program scored an average of 15 points higher than nonusers on the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) test and scored an average of 18 points higher on the ELPAC’s oral domain than nonusers. Blending student-driven learning with teacher-led instruction, both Core5 and PowerUp have also proven effective in accelerating English language and literacy for Emergent Bilinguals.
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Proven by Users
Impact of using Lexia English with ELPAC Students
Emergent Bilingual Students Using Lexia English Scored Higher than Their Peers on California’s English Language Proficiency Assessment
Emergent bilingual students who used Lexia English scored an average of 15 points higher than nonusers on the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California test.
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