Authentic Listening to Build Academic Language

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Educators Love Using Podcasts to
Accelerate English Learner Proficiency

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"We were looking specifically to support our English learners first and foremost, but then through our implementation, we found out how useful it was for all of our students, EL or not....It’s so important that Listenwise gives teachers the option to either supplement the content and build background knowledge or build specifically the listening comprehension skills, because we need to do both"
Curriculum Support Provider and EL Program Specialist, Sanger Unified School District, CA. Read the Sanger Unified Case Study.
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"The beauty of the Listenwise selections and support tools is that they all have interesting and engaging topics that make all students, regardless of their English language proficiency level, wonder and explore even challenging concepts with minimal or no support. Listenwise stories are a great activity to develop listening comprehension and language confidence in a non-stressful way."
EL teacher, Union High School, Camas, WA
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"One of the top benefits of the Listenwise platform is the access it provides my students to academic language...Students need to hear spoken academic English, and they need to hear a lot of it. They need to hear it from multiple voices and about a wide range of topics. My students, who are primarily Spanish speakers, have great social language skills, but do not have the vocabulary, background knowledge, or exposure to academic English that their peers have."
ELL Teacher Coordinator, Sojourner Truth Academy, Minneapolis, MN

Teach Language and Content Together

Listenwise enables students to comprehend grade-level topics and build their academic language.
Accelerate your English learners in grades 2-12 on their journey to English proficiency.

*NEW* Multilingual Lessons for Fall 2022!

Boost the English proficiency of your beginner and intermediate MLs using our new multimodal lesson library!

  • Authentic podcasts at low language complexity
  • Paired videos for background building
  • Auto-scored quizzes leveled for MLs
  • Native language support with embedded Spanish translations and Spanish cognates
  • Lessons spanning ELA, Social Studies and Science
  • Aligned to ELD standards
English Language Arts for English Learners
Social Studies and History for English Learners
Science for English Learners

Achieve Grade-Level Rigor with Scaffolding and Differentiation

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Listenwise podcasts utilize research-based same language subtitling and capabilities for educators to focus on instructional equity.

  • Interactive transcripts
  • Text to speech with Spanish translations
  • Tiered vocabulary
  • Graphic organizers
  • Slower audio

Track & Assess Student Listening Comprehension

Monitor student progress easily and quickly with Listenwise formative assessments. Use them regularly to determine where students are succeeding or need more support using our reporting by sub-skills (eg: main idea, vocabulary, etc).

  • Automatically-scored quizzes
  • Drill down reporting available at the student, class, and school levels
  • Ability for student self-directed listening quizzing
example of Listenwise progress dashboard

Expose Students to More Vocabulary with Compelling Real World Stories

High interest podcasts provide exposure to academic texts with Tier 2 and 3 words in context. Motivate students to advance their language skills with our carefully curated collections.

Build new vocabulary and spark engaging conversations with stories that connect to students lived experiences and broaden perspectives.