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Proven Strategies to Get English Learners Speaking

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Presented by Maya Goodall, Senior Director, EL Curriculum, Lexia Learning and Rosetta Stone; Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director, Content Development, Rosetta Stone; and David Harper, Researcher, Academic & Learner Studies, Rosetta Stone
Sponsored by Rosetta Stone


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English learners (EL) account for more than 4.7 million public school students in the United States, and this population is expected to grow. Many of these students struggle to gain English proficiency and fall behind academically. And challenges outside the school setting influence educational performance: family economic status, insecurity about immigrant status, and high mobility rates due to economic conditions.

Encouraging EL students to practice language skills, both at school and at home, can improve their chances of success. Educators can lead the way by implementing evidence-based classroom strategies that foster a welcoming environment for language development.

In this edWebinar, presenters from Rosetta Stone will discuss:

  • Why it’s important to get EL students to speak, and speak often, in the classroom
  • How districts can create more opportunities for EL students
  • Ways to create more equitable systems in schools to help our nation’s EL students

PreK-12 teachers and school and district leaders will benefit from attending this event. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

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 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

David Harper David Harper is a researcher at Rosetta Stone. He received his PhD in linguistics from the University of Colorado in 2014 and is a former ESL and Spanish instructor.


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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.

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