Educators across the country are saying great things about Imagine Learning English.
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Students are learning English at a rapid rate. I've been told by first grade teachers that last year's Kindergarten students entered first grade knowing and understanding more English than in the past,
after only three months of using the Imagine Learning software.
–Frances, Principal, California
I love how Imagine Learning English can give individualized instruction to a large group of students at the same time with minimal support.
With other intervention programs, you have to have groups no larger than six for one teacher.
–Else, Principal, New York
Alexis is one of my highest readers and one of my hardest workers. I noticed a change in her reading from last year to this year.
She's improved, I'd say, by one solid grade, which is really big for one of my students.
All of my alternative learners have IEPs, so they all have different goals that they're working on.
With the Imagine Learning program, I can print off a report and see exactly what concepts they are understanding and what concepts they're not understanding.
I can have small groups focusing on certain academic goals for them based around Imagine Learning.
-Christine, Special Education Teacher, Colorado
Our experience with Imagine Learning English in the county is brief but very positive. We used Imagine Learning English in our ESL Summer School program,
where there were non-English speakers of all ages, Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The children were thrilled when they began their sessions on the computer, and the instructions were given in their first language.
I think that Imagine Learning English helps the students to build self-confidence. Our Kindergarten students enjoy the program very much,
and I found it especially helpful with my non-English speaking third grade students.
Exposing these kids to Imagine Learning English produced an immediate change in them.
They started interacting with other children and one week later, they started talking to the teacher.
–Claudia, ESL Teacher, North Carolina
At the end of school last year we had two new students (sisters) move here from Laos. Neither one spoke a word of English;
this was a big challenge for us. At the beginning of this school year, they were still adjusting to school life and were still very shy.
After only being on Imagine Learning English for about a week, they already love it.
The older sister, who is now in the 6th grade, has mental and physical disabilities and had never attended school before.
She now repeats words and is beginning to recall some of the vocabulary words.
We are very excited to see our students as they progress in the program. In the short time that we have been on the program, we have already seen changes in our students.
Students who are normally more quiet and reserved have been a little more vocal. The students love the program and are excited to come to class everyday.
Imagine Learning English is fun for the kids and easy for teachers to manage.
The support from the Imagine Learning team is excellent. They are always right there to answer questions and help with any needs we have.
It's great to know that there is a whole team ready and willing to assist whenever they are needed. Thank you!
–Ane, ELL Teacher, Hawaii
Not only are students receiving the one-on-one instruction directly with the computer program, but there are also printouts for teachers to work on individually with the students.
Students are not only reading, but also writing. It provides multiple layers of intervention that are then reflected in the classroom.
-Elizabeth Lopez, Teacher, Colorado
One of the most difficult skills for our students is pronunciation. Most native English speakers have very poor pronunciation themselves,
which makes it even more difficult for our students because the models they are copying are not accurate.
With Imagine Learning English, our students are able to hear the correct pronunciation and then copy it much more precisely.
In addition, I am noticing increased spoken vocabulary.
-Shawn, ESL Teacher, Idaho
Three first-grade students at our school have tested Level 1 or Non-English Speaker on the LAS test. I worked with them as Kindergartners and as first-graders.
These three girls are very shy. Their teachers tell me that they sit in their homeroom class and never say a word. When they have to speak, they whisper.
They also barely sing in music. In my ESL class they are also hesitant and speak softly. Last week, I observed the girls working on Imagine Learning English.
I was very excited to listen to the girls sing loudly and enjoy themselves. Instead of just saying the one word that they had to record, they were repeating all of the dialogue from the lessons.
The individuality of the program with headphones gives them a safe place to speak English, and the constant musical input encourages them to sing.
I am very pleased with the emotional growth of these shy girls.
–Patricia, ESL and Reading Teacher, Oregon
I am a skeptical educator and am hesitant to think today's media is the answer to anything—I feel we learn best from other people.
However, sometimes that is not possible, so we try another way. And sometimes that way is better than expected.
I have learned that Imagine Learning English is a viable alternative to traditional instruction.
If a school has a small ELL population, or only one or two low NEPs, and hair is being torn out worrying about how to raise a student's skills to a functional level,
then this may well be the solution you seek.
–Kathryn, District ELL Resource Teacher, Hawaii