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  

Program Requirement Resources  

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


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. 

Newly developed English learner program implementation resources currently under review through the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Programs and Sheltered Instruction in English   as a Second Language (ESL) Programs Pilot Project, including reviews of literature and drafts of 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.