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Testing Tips for English Learners

Testing Tips for English Learners Testing can be stressful for your children and they need all the advice you, as a parent, can give them. Here at Thesys Education Singapore, our educators use two acronyms to keep in mind helpful tips English learners need before a...

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Teaching Literature in an ESL Classroom

It’s critical to provide language acquisition support to English Language Learners enrolled in literature classes. Beth Libhart, teacher at Fairmont Private Schools, notes that not only are her incoming students performing below grade level, but they are mostly...

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Teaching English Language Learners in the STEM Classroom

The most important component of fostering ESL success in a math or science class is to do your schema building homework. Establishing background knowledge for new unit vocabulary is vital and provides a foundation for students as they learn the words, then are later...

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Teaching in Multi-Level Classrooms

Teaching in a multi-level setting can be very challenging for a teacher. When teaching students of different English proficiency levels and different levels of maturity at the same time in the same classroom, the best course of action is to build a safe environment...

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Engaging Students Through Blended Learning

Students constantly interact with technology, and if they don’t find something engaging or stimulating, they’ll retreat to a more fun activity on their tablet, computer, or phone. Technology allows students different ways of interacting with class materials, provides...

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Boosting Class Participation in ESL Students

During the first week of her class, Victoria Villegas’ students are mostly silent and unwilling to speak, but soon open up with the help of a few creative activities. “Students learn from games better than listening to a teacher speak,” says Victoria as we discussed...

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Boise State University

To Whom It May Concern, This letter confirms the independent evaluation of the Thesys program by Dr.’s Kerry Rice and Jui- Long Hung of Boise State University’s Education Technology Department. For two years now, we have examined the data from the Thesys program with...

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CIS Academy at Pasadena Unified and Blended Learning

CIS Academy is the alternative education high school within the Pasadena Unified School District. CIS Academy partnered with Thesys to provide students a Biology CP course taught in a blended format in the 2012/2013 and 2013/14 school year. Using the Thesys program,...

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Fairmont Preparatory Academy and Blended Learning

For the past four years, Thesys has partnered with Fairmont Preparatory Academy, a private college preparatory school in Anaheim, CA, to provide blended course curriculum. Over the years, Fairmont Prep has seen improved students outcomes among students who take the...

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Palos Verdes Unified and Fairmont’s Use of ELLoquence

ELLoquence by Thesys is designed to help English Language Learners improve their English skills through academic content taught in a blended format. Fairmont Preparatory Academy is a private school in Anaheim, CA, which has an on-site International Academy designed...

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Results and Success in the Spotlight

"I am seeing consistent improvement..." That's the kind of feedback we treasure at Thesys International. Samantha Weiss, RIS, ELD Teacher at Ridgecrest High School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, recently shared a letter she wrote to her school board about her experiences...

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Vocabulary Practice for ESL/ELL Classrooms

Research shows that vocabulary development is one of the most important skills students need to acquire to become English-proficient. When vocabulary is taught as isolated word lists, students revert to memorizing instead of actually learning the words for later use....

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ELLoquence: English Language Learning

Teachers from Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim, Cornerstone Academy in San Francisco, and Calexico Mission Academy in Calexico, California discuss the Thesys ELLoquence English language program and the many benefits that it provides both teachers and...

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Schema Building for ESL/ELL Classrooms

Teachers and administrators! It's your turn to be the students in our short workshop discussing schema building in an ESL/ELL classroom.Discover new ideas and real life applications that you or your teachers can use in their own ELL classrooms.

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Multi-Level Teaching Strategies for ESL/ELL Classrooms

Are you an administrator looking for alternatives to single level classrooms? Are you an ELL teacher with the daunting task of working with multi-level students all at once? Please join our chat with ESL Specialist, Brenda Rosas, as she discusses the challenges and...

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