Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education Programs

The English Learner Support Division provides direction and leadership with the implementation of Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs for English learners.

Announcements

Newly Designed English Learner Web Portal TXEL.ORG. Check out the new features and pathways for Parents & Families of English learners and Community Partners. 

    Updated Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Guidance and Resources

    New! 2020-2021 TETN Schedule: English Learner Support Updates with LEAs and ESCs

    The TEA English Learner Support Division welcomes Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) to join our English Learner Support Update TETNs

     

    Program Requirement Resources  

    These resources, tools, and web pages provide guidance on bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) program requirements:

    Program Requirement Resource Web pages  

    Program Implementation Resources

    The TEA English Learner Support Division is continuously developing program implementation resources for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to utilize in providing effective bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs for English Learners that meet and exceed state requirements. 

    English learner program implementation resources, including reviews of literature and program implementation rubrics associated tools, can be accessed through the English Learner Program Implementation Resources web page. 

     

    Program Statutes   

    The following statutes relate to bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) programs:  

     

    Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act

    Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all English learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.

    Contact Information

    Division of English Learner Support
    Phone: (512) 463-9414
    EnglishLearnerSupport@tea.texas.gov

    Contact Information

    Julie Lara-Martinez, Ph.D.
    Director of English Learner Support
    Julie.Martinez@tea.texas.gov

    Roberto Manzo
    Coordinator of English Learner Initiatives
    Roberto.manzo@tea.texas.gov

    Carlene Thomas
    ESL Program Coordinator
    Carlene.thomas@tea.texas.gov  

    Amy Johnson
    Bilingual Program Coordinator
    Amy.johnson@tea.texas.gov

    Special Populations Division
    Texas Education Agency
    1701 North Congress Avenue
    Austin, Texas 78701-1401
    512-463-9414