ChatENG teachers are veteran educators with specific training in language acquisition. They have at least 3 years of experience teaching elementary-age students. That means more effective teaching strategies and faster improvement for students.
Created by two Harvard Graduate School of Education alumni
Aligned to US language standards, including WIDA and Common Core
Specifically designed to promote conversation and confidence in language learning
Lessons focus on one topic over multiple classes to improve retention and offer many opportunities for genuine conversation with other students, using the teacher as both a model and support.
Students engage in authentic dialogue and build relationships with teachers on an individual level, with lessons culminating in a discussion to share their own perspective on a topic.
Teachers always model the language, help students practice, and utilize sentence frames, virtual reality, images and other visual aids to support student growth.
Using interactive technology platforms, teachers evaluate students’ understanding through real-time quizzes, polls, writing, and drawing tools, as well as students’ speech production throughout class.
All ChatENG lessons consist of 7 or fewer students. By keeping the group small, students have more time to talk, and teachers can get to know the individual student’s needs more quickly.
Lessons are created specifically for the age group being taught and allow for students to reflect on their personal experiences, allowing them to use what they learn in everyday life.
Below are examples of some ChatENG lessons. Note that these PDFs do not include our interactive features.