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Silence Isn’t Golden: Speaking and English Learners

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Silence Isn’t Golden: Speaking and English Learners

Presented by Maya Goodall, Senior Director, ELL Curriculum at Lexia Learning; and Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director and Head of Content Development at Rosetta Stone
Sponsored by Rosetta Stone

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Are you daunted by the prospect of teaching English alongside a content subject like science, math, or reading? That is a natural response to the fact that in our schools today, 85 percent of English Learners (EL) were born in the United States. Yet of those students, 25 to 50 percent go on to become long-term ELs. Learning English is now a question of equity, as well as academics.

In this edWebinar, Maya Goodall, Senior Director of ELL Curriculum at Lexia Learning; and Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director and Head of Content Development at Rosetta Stone, offer practical solutions to this challenge, focusing on encouraging and supporting students to use academic language while simultaneously learning content. During the session, we’ll practice what we preach—and encourage participants to do as much (or more!) communicating than the presenters; participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share insights.

Learn  practical ways to address these issues and to better support English Learners’ speaking in and out of the classroom. Pre-K through high school teachers, school leaders, and district leaders will benefit from this recorded session.

Maya GoodallAbout the Presenters
Maya Goodall, Senior Director of ELL Curriculum at Lexia Learning, has worked in education for over 20 years, teaching both nationally and internationally. Maya has a rich professional background that includes teaching in the classroom, coaching, training, and implementing and designing curriculum with measurable outcomes. She founded Lingual Learning, a curriculum company dedicated to helping students become confidently bilingual. Maya speaks three languages and holds an M.Ed. and MA in applied linguistics.


Lisa Frumkes
Lisa Frumkes has worked at the intersection of languages, technology, and education for over 25 years. She joined Rosetta Stone in May 2013 as Director of Curriculum. In May 2014, she became the leader of the content development team. Lisa holds a PhD from the University of Washington, where she wrote her dissertation on the creation of e-textbooks for language learning, and has studied more than a dozen languages.



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rosetta stone Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company’s core belief is that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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