Because it explains written English accurately and logically, Logic of English material is very beneficial in helping ELL students develop strong reading and spelling skills in English.
The emphasis on the sound-symbol relationships and the morphological structure of English also support ELL students in increasing vocabulary efficiently, developing stronger comprehension, and improving pronunciation. In addition, the phonemic awareness activities in Logic of English, and the systematic instruction in the relationship between spoken and written English, also help students to strengthen spoken English and improve pronunciation while they learn tools for reading and writing.
How does LOE fit into ELL instruction?
Logic of English is not a beginning conversational English course. Beginning ELL students with no English skills should start with a program that focuses on speaking and listening. They may benefit from spending a little bit of each class working on the phonemic awareness activities in Foundations A or the Essentials PreLessons during this stage to start building their awareness of English phonemes, but they should not put a significant focus on reading and spelling yet.
Since Logic of English teaches the relationship between spoken and written English, a basic level of spoken English is needed first so that students are primarily learning to read and spell words in their spoken vocabulary. This is appropriate, since learning to read and spell in a new language should be about learning how the spoken language is represented in sounds and not about memorizing words visually.
However, reading and spelling instruction should become a component of English lessons once basic conversational English skills have developed. At this point, students can begin moving systematically through Foundations or Essentials lessons (depending on which is more age-appropriate). Gradually increase the focus on reading, spelling, and grammar as students' spoken English skills become increasingly proficient.