Tuesday, April 16, 2013

High-tech English

It is interesting that the school is using a commercial product to teach the kids and having good luck with it. This is one way to deal with a shortage of ESL teachers.     - - Donna Poisl

BY ERICA ERWIN, Erie Times-News

Twelve students are hunched over computers in the Erie's Wilson Middle School library, headphones on, working to sound out the words or decipher the pictures on the screens in front of them.

It's a foreign language-learning class, but with two twists: This group of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders includes students from Nepal, Iraq, Congo and Eritrea, and the language they're learning is English.

And they're doing it with the help of Rosetta Stone, a popular computer software program designed to teach language through immersion.
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