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Direct Instruction: Spoken English (DISE) provides an explicit, systematic instructional model to help English language learners acquire a functional mastery of spoken English. From instruction to content, DISE moves students to oral language proficiency.
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DISE benefits students in grade 4–12 who are non-English speakers. Developed by Siegfried (Zig) Engelmann, one of the key founders of the direct instruction model, DISE addresses the structure of the English language directly and
never confuses students with random or inert words and phrases.
DISE provides user-friendly, streamlined components. Because the entire program is based on oral instruction and speaking activities, students are motivated and actively engage in oral learning and practice every day.
DISE lessons are carefully planned with defined tasks that are designed to offer learning in small increments. Each lesson: