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Revolution English

OTAN Tech Talks

Revolution English helps students practice English outside of the classroom utilizing language immersion strategies, coaching techniques, and accessible technology that most students already have on their smartphones.. The program is like a “Fitbit” for ESL learners - it holds students accountable to the English Language Learning goals that they set for themselves and helps them reach their goals. In this presentation, you will hear about how Revolution English seamlessly integrates with ESL classes, see a live demo of the program, and hear firsthand how the program works from an ESL teacher who ran it in her classroom.

Based on data from student practice logs, exit interviews, and surveys, students using Revolution English practice outside of the classroom for an average of 16 hours per week. This program was built leveraging research on behavior change and technology as well as studies by organizations like the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition that demonstrate how immersion is one of the most effective language acquisition models available for school-based learners.

Created by nonprofits and for nonprofits with the support of the Kellogg Foundation, Revolution English is a program that compliments your school's adult ESL classes. It is technology that empowers English Language Learners with literacy habits, strategies for life-long learning, and it provides fun, authentic content for students to engage with and practice English every day. Revolution English is a self-paced, adaptive program that requires no intervention from teachers. It runs entirely on Facebook Messenger. FREE pilots for your school are available now through OTAN!

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.