The Importance of Supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL)
When people learning English as an additional language struggle with reading comprehension, it can often be attributed to their difficulty with understanding the vocabulary. Many studies report that low academic language skills are associated with low academic performance.
(Baumann, Edwards, Font, Tereshinski, et al, 2002; Biemiller & Boote, 2006; Carlo, August, McLaughlin, Snow, et al, 2004)
How do Assistive Reading Tools Help EAL?
The LingoPen, Connect and C-Pen Reader 2 are assistive reading tools which make learning English as a second language that much easier for both children and adults alike. Featuring text to speech technology, the pens let you scan words and lines of text from a range of documents to be read aloud in your native language.
What our pens can do to benefit those learning English as an Additional Language:
Read textbooks with more complex language
Simple to use for both children and adults
Translates and defines scanned words in a selected language to boost reading efficiency
The LingoPen can be used by students working in English who want to know what particular words are in their first native language.
Get instant definitions of words, removing the need to look them up in a dictionary, saving valuable time in lessons
Scan and store text on the pen, so students can easily go back and look at any text they need and download it.
Use the pen without support from others to help boost reading independence
Perfect for a monolingual teacher of English as an additional language
Comparing C-Pen Reader 2™, Connect™ and LingoPen™
Our pens have a diverse range of features, with each catering to the needs of all readers and learners. We’ve created a handy comparison chart with all our pens so you can decide which one is right for you.