ESL Students & Online Learning

K5 Special Needs Awards LogoESL students need extra practice

English as a Second Language (ESL) is a difficult subject to teach, and to learn. Kids may be learning a different alphabet,  different grammar and a whole new vocabulary at the same time.  Especially in the early school years, ESL students or ELL (English Language Learning) students need extra practice at home.

K5 Learning is an award winning online reading and math program which can help support the home learning efforts of ESL / ELL students.  We invite you to try out our 14 day free trial.

ESL students face cultural differences as well

Learning only happens in an environment where one feels safe, and cultural differences in classrooms can affect learning.  K5 Learning provides a neutral, non-judgmental environment where ESL students can set their own pace. The proper pronunciation of the words, and their use in sentences can be replayed and reviewed until the concept has been mastered.

K5 emphasizes 5 key reading skills

Our kindergarten through grade 5 online reading curriculum covers 5 key skill areas:

Phonemic Awareness – identifying and working with individual sounds in spoken words.

Phonics – understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds.

Sight Words – recognizing high frequency words to increase reading fluency.

Vocabulary - expansion of vocabulary and construction of meaning from a word's context.

Reading Comprehension – developing a variety of reading strategies with the larger goal of strong comprehension.

Online reading lessons personalized for your child

We recommend that students complete our free online reading assessment.  We use the assessment data to create a customized learning program.  Each child is placed at an appropriate level of instruction in each skill area.

Kids don’t watch, they interact

K5's lessons are highly interactive, continually prompting the student to respond. This helps maintain children’s focus and generates positive learning outcomes.

Lesson sequence is controlled

Lessons are automatically chosen by the system based on your child’s needs. Students cannot choose lessons at an inappropriate level or continue to repeat ‘fun’ lessons that they have already mastered.

Full instruction, not just quizzes

All of our lessons start with a full interactive tutorial so kids can learn new materials, not just practice what they have learned elsewhere. Tutorials are followed by practice sessions and finally a quiz.