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 emergent bilingual (EB) students/English learners (ELs).

Announcements

Check out the English Learner Web Portal TXEL.ORG for continuously updated resources for Teachers, Leaders, Parents & Families of English learners, and Community Partners. 

    Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Guidance and Resources - Current School Year

    LPAC 2021-2022 Resources

    2022-2023 English Learner Support Update Meetings 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 Meetings. See our EL Portal for dates, meeting links, presentations, and recordings. 
     

    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

    The TEA English Learner Support Division has developed program implementation rubrics and associated tools to support LEAs with evaluating and enhancing their bilingual education and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. 

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

    Xochitl Anabel Rocha, Ed.D.
    Bilingual/ESL Programs Manager
    Xochitl.Rocha@tea.texas.gov

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

    Myrna R. Rasmussen, Ed.D.
    Dual Language Coordinator
    Myrna.Rasmussen@tea.texas.gov

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