My students face more challenges than their peers because they are ESL, because they do not speak any English yet, and because they are in high school.
Time for them is of the essence.
The only way they can learn English fast and use it effectively to find jobs, to help their families, and to succeed is with the help of technology.
An iPad will help them to translate, to read, to practice pronunciation, to listen, and to work at their own pace without constant humiliation.
In order for my high school ESL students (almost all of them are from low-income families) to learn English fast, they must be able to practice it in various ways.
iPads will give them the ability to practice listening, speaking, reading, writing, creating in a new language while retaining their native tongue, keeping up with classes, and achieving confidence in their new home where knowledge of English language is essential.
The “Speak” button will help them read any word, phrase or passage. Audio files will allow my students to build confidence during conversations. Creating books, presentations, and movies in English will provide essential practice for success.
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