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Dive into Digital: Building Digital Confidence with BurlingtonEnglish

About This Session


In this session, we will explore how BurlingtonEnglish immerses students in a digital experience with standards-based, teacher-led instruction to develop English proficiency while integrating essential digital literacy skills.

What we'll cover:

It’s alarming to consider that millions of adults in the United States use computers every day for work and lack the digital skills to use them effectively! For adult ESL learners, this is especially difficult and is exacerbated by their limited English proficiency.

Participants will learn how they can support learners to become digitally proficient while mastering the English language with the tools and resources that BurlingtonEnglish provides in its online curriculum. Attendees will see how Burlington’s online platform encourages digital literacy from day one, and how each course provides digital skills for students.

Presenters will explain how Burlington Core, our standards-based curriculum, teaches students how to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to a range of topics including texting, writing emails, and navigating websites. Simple animated videos in Using Your Computer will familiarize students with the monitor, mouse, and keyboard functions. Through our multiple career courses, students will learn important digital workplace soft skills and technical language, which are invaluable for career planning and goal setting.

BurlingtonEnglish makes every effort to ensure each adult learner is supported throughout their journey with the language and digital skills to be successful – at home, at work, and in the community.

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic - digital literacy & technology
Session will also cover:
topic - English Language Learning, ESL, ELL
topic - literacy for work, work readiness
PD other

Handouts & Materials

No handouts or materials available at this time.

Loa, Martin

Lead Presenter: Martin Loa
Organization: BurlingtonEnglish

Visit BurlingtonEnglish in the conference exhibitor area!


ROLE general audience
LEVEL beginner
Case study?
Other info:

Burlington English will present on its unique online platform and explore the variety of ESL courses that enhance and support the digital experience for adult learners.

We will stress the importance of digital literacy in the United States and that many entry-level workers lack digital skills.

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