Immerse students in both academic language and grade level content.

The Escalate English curriculum reflects the simple truth that we learn English best by actively using it. Students gain confidence through supported opportunities to read and discuss compelling selections, share their insights through structured oral and written responses, and work collaboratively with other students.

Deliver Effective Language Learning

One way to assess how Escalate English delivers on high student expectations is to view the program through the learner’s experience. Using academic language efficiently helps ELs engage with academic grade-level content that grows their ability to recount, explain, argue and discuss. (WIDA Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition).


At point of reference, teachers deliver prompts that encourage students to Recount using spoken and written academic language.


A core learning routine calls for students to Explain key ideas, processes, and phenomena in response to ongoing teacher prompts.


Students use example language and text structures in Escalate English to develop their own arguments, orally and in writing.


With support in every lesson in the form of step-by-step guidelines, students experience success with language production at high depth-of-knowledge levels.

Student Experience

Teacher Experience

“To be successful in school, ELs need ample opportunities to interact with complex text and thought by listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It’s more than just learning English—it’s learning in English!”

Dr. Elena Izquierdo Program Author

Explore the instruction in Escalate English more thoroughly with a content overview brochure, program component details, and correlations that indicate how the ELD and ELA standards are addressed.

Increase academic language comprehension and production

Students learn language best by using it. Escalate English gives students abundant and varied opportunities to engage with, and demonstrate, academic English and to build their ability to recount, explain, argue, and discuss (WIDA Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition).

Tackle rigorous content

From day one, students engage with compelling, thought-provoking content presented in a variety of formats. Language instruction provided in a dynamic blended learning environment gives students multiple ways to access and engage with text.  

Master grade-level content and literacy requirements

Built on today’s rigorous EL and ELD standards, Escalate English combines high expectations with appropriate support to make grade-level content accessible to all learners and ensure mastery of grade-level standards.

Acquire language to communicate effectively and confidently

Through active, intensive academic language learning, Escalate English helps English learners who have stalled at the intermediate level of language proficiency gain the language skills needed for college- and career-readiness.

See how Escalate English can work in your classroom.