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Thursday, March 25 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Building English Language Competence and Confidence for Academic Success

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Middle and high school years pose unique challenges for Dual Language Students. Many classes are didactic, requiring comprehension of oral instruction and note taking. The adolescent student’s mastery of academic content as well as confidence in pursuing college and/or career can suffer if English language skills are under developed. Highly effective adjunctive technological methods should instruct and reinforce complex grammar and higher level academic vocabulary while simultaneously enhancing English Language perceptual, working memory and attention skills.

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Martha Burns

Adjunct Associate Professor, Northwestern University
My specialty is the science of bilingual issues reading and learning. Specifically, I specialize in neuroscience - understanding how children learn to read as well as issues scientists have identified that contribute to problems learning to read as well as reading achievement in middle... Read More →



Thursday March 25, 2021 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
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