Bilingual & ESL

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We build upon and value the linguistic, academic, and cognitive experiences of students and families through Bilingual and ESL programs that develop mastery of the English language, promote academic excellence, develop biculturalism, and cultivate self-actualization.

ͼ Students

The ͼ Dual Language application is now available for the 2024-2025 school year!  We are now accepting applications for students who will be in Kindergarten or first grade for the 2024-25 school year to participate in the district’s Dual Language Immersion Program.  Please, visit our Dual Language website for more information, and today.

¡La solicitud del Programa de Doble Inmersión de ͼ ya está disponible para el año escolar 2024-2025! Ahora estamos aceptando solicitudes para estudiantes que estarán en Kinder o primer grado durante el año escolar 2024-25 para participar en el Programa de Doble Inmersión. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información y hoy.

ͼ Students


The purpose of the ͼ bilingual education programs shall be to enable Emergent Bilingual students to become proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the English language through the development of literacy and academic skills in the primary language and English.

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ͼ Students

English as a Second Language

ͼ's ESL Program is implemented to support the linguistic, academic, and affective needs of Emergent Bilingual students (EBs). The ESL content-based program model is an English acquisition program that implements content-based language instructional methods in reading and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The goal of content-based ESL is for emergent bilingual students to attain full proficiency in English in order to participate equitably in school. Additionally, the ͼ Newcomer ESL program model is designed to help acclimate recent immigrant Emergent Bilinguals (EBs) to their new country, new school, and new language within a safe, supportive environment.

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Student Placement Center

A student is referred to the Student Placement Center if a language other than English is indicated on the required federal Home Language Survey as part of the district registration process.

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Parent Support Links

Parent Support Links

Parent support links include information to help families better understand the process of second language acquisition and resources to help families as their children acquire English, Spanish and maintain their own home language.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ will share common questions we receive from our community that deal with general Bilingual and ESL concerns. For more specific program model questions visit the program model specific sites, or contact a program support specialist.

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Contact Us

Any questions or concerns regarding Bilingual/ESL, please contact us at:

Central Office
5900 Evers Road
San Antonio, TX 78238

Email: Bilingual/ESL Department
Phone: 210-397-8173
Fax: 210-706-8955

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