strips of the word thank you in different languages
  • CURRENT BILINGUAL/ESL PROGRAMS IN GISD

     

    Transitional Bilingual Early Exit  (grade 5 only)

    This program is offered in grade 5 for students whose native language is other than English. Students are served in both English and Spanish and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than two and not later than five years after the student enrolls.  Instruction in the native language assures that students attain grade-level cognitive skills. The program provides English Language Learners with a structured sequence of academic skills in their native language, as well as accelerated skill development in English language proficiency through English as a Second Language (ESL) methodology. The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are an integral part of the required curriculum in each subject of the TEKS and ensure that English Language Learners have the full opportunity to learn English and succeed academically. 

    Dual Language One-Way Program (PK only)

    Dual language is a bilingual/biliteracy program model in which students identified as English learners are served in both English and Spanish and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria in order to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than six or later than seven years after the student enrolls in school. The program provides English Language Learners with a structured sequence of academic skills in their native language, as well as accelerated skill development in English language proficiency through English as a Second Language (ESL) methodology. The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are an integral part of the required curriculum in each subject of the TEKS and ensure that English Language Learners have the full opportunity to learn English and succeed academically.

    Dual Language Two-Way Program (grades K-4)

    Dual language is a bilingual/biliteracy program model in which students identified as English learners are integrated with students proficient in English and are served in both English and Spanish and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria in order to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than six or later than seven years after the student enrolls in school.  The program provides English Language Learners with a structured sequence of academic skills in their native language, as well as accelerated skill development in English language proficiency through English as a Second Language (ESL) methodology. The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are an integral part of the required curriculum in each subject of the TEKS and ensure that English Language Learners have the full opportunity to learn English and succeed academically. 

     

    English as a Second Language-ESL (grades PK-12)

    English as a Second Language (ESL) program services are offered in GISD for students in PK-12 whose native language is other than English to develop and accelerate their English language proficiency. The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are an integral part of the required curriculum in each subject of the TEKS and ensure that English Language Learners have the full opportunity to learn English and succeed academically.  The program provides English Language Learners with an intensive program of English language and literacy instruction focusing on language learning strategies, listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency, through the use of English as a Second Language (ESL) methodology.  Academic content courses incorporate sheltered instruction strategies and linguistic accommodations.

  • Contact Us

    Janna Jackson
    Director of Special & Federal Programs
    512.943.5000 ext. 6043
    jacksonj3@georgetownisd.org

    Susan Zamarripa
    Federal & Special Programs Admin Assistant
    512.943.5000 ext. 6868
    zamarripas@georgetownisd.org

    Maria Garcia
    ESL Coordinator
    512.943.5000 ext. 6070
    garciam4@georgetownisd.org

    Patricia Arriaga
    Dual Language Coordinator
    512.943.5000 ext. 7887
    arriagap@georgetownisd.org
     

    Links 

    English Learner Portal