Pearson today unveiled WriteToLearn® 7.0, now with more support for ELL students.
With this newest update, students whose primary language is Spanish or Chinese will find the instructions for using WriteToLearn and the feedback they receive on their work translated into their native languages. Additional language support tools for all students are available through an embedded dictionary with cross-language translation and text-to-speech functionality that now reads text aloud in Spanish as well as English. WriteToLearn 7.0 also includes new ELL-specific essay prompts and reading passages.
Pearson is also launching a personalized professional development program with options to meet the needs of school districts of all sizes and demographics. WriteToLearn qualifies for federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.