Multimodal Learning Is an Effective Scaffold

Multimodal Whitepaper

Multimodal lessons are effective for all students, especially linguistically and culturally diverse students, because they connect all four language domains: reading, writing, speaking and listening — and provide many pathways to access meaningful learning. 

Research shows multilingual learners develop language through activities that intentionally integrate multiple modalities. Listenwise’s curriculum-aligned multimodal lessons provide meaningful learning through:

  • Engaging fiction & nonfiction podcasts with authentic speech
  • Videos for building background knowledge
  • Images to clarify meaning
  • Interactive transcripts to support comprehension

Learn more about the research-based practices behind multimodal learning, and how Listenwise can support differentiation for all levels of language acquisition.