Tutorial Intervention Addressing Communicative Competence Issues among English Language Learners

PARENTS: Please note that because this study is taking place in the Extended Day Program, this study falls outside of the UCLA Lab School blanket consent form. As such, additional consent forms for this study are being sent home with students. Parents must sign and return this form if they would like to participate

UCLA researchers in conjunction with the Extended Day program will be conducting a research study investigating the impact of a tutorial intervention upon ELL students. The project aims to improve these students English communication skills through online one-on-one interactions with native speakers. Communicative competence has been shown to be an influential factor in both academic and social achievement of students. Over the course of the 8 weeks, the students will live video chat twice a week with trained tutors about various topics of their school day in an attempt to improve their fluency and elaboration of discourse. Their conversations will be recorded as a means of tracking their improvement in narrative formation. While the study has already been approved through UCLA, we will be asking for the additional consent form attached to be signed and returned to your child’s teacher by the date listed below. Any questions about this study should be directed to the PI Maxie Gluckman (858-617-9998 or maxieg@ucla.edu) or Dr. Alison Bailey (310-825-1731 or abailey@gseis.ucla.edu).