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Removing Barriers to Learning for Long-Term English Learners: Free Webinar

  (February 13, 2012)

Provo, UT (PRWEB) February 13, 2012

Recent data indicates that long-term English learners are now one of the fastest-growing student populations in U.S. schools. This student group, which is comprised of English learners who have been enrolled in school for at least seven years but are no longer progressing toward English proficiency, now makes up a significant segment of students in grades 612.

To help educators better serve this growing population, educational software company Imagine Learning is sponsoring a free webinar from presenter Lily Wong Fillmore, a renowned linguist and researcher who specializes in the education of language minority students. Removing Barriers to Learning for Long-Term English Learners will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. MST.

In her one-hour presentation, Dr. Fillmore will share the latest research on helping long-term English learners overcome obstacles to proficiency and prepare for success in secondary grades. Attendees will learn how to use academic English instruction and targeted instructional support to help students jump-start the learning process and reach proficiency in reading, writing and speaking.

This presentation is part of the Ahead of the Class webinar series sponsored by Imagine Learning. The series is designed to provide busy educators with the cutting-edge information they need to make crucial decisions and deal with todays pressing education issues.

Space is limited, so educators who wish to attend are encouraged to register early at

Date: Tuesday, February 14
Time: 2:003:00 p.m. MST
Presenter: Dr. Lily Wong Fillmore, Professor of Education Emerita at University of California, Berkeley

System Requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Register now at

Visit to watch archived presentations of the other webinars in the Ahead of the Class series.

About Imagine Learning
At Imagine Learning, were passionate about bringing language and literacy instruction to the students who need it most. Thats why we used state standards and scientifically based research to develop Imagine Learning PLUS, an innovative software program that uses first-language support, continual assessment and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of four key student populations: English learners, struggling readers, students with disabilities and early childhood education students. Imagine Learning PLUS gives students one-on-one instruction and scaffolded support while keeping teachers abreast of student progress through real-time reports. Visit our website at to find out how were giving students, parents and teachers essential tools for language and literacy development.


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