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Bilingual/ESL Services Department



The Bilingual/ESL Services Department serves all English Learners in Crandall ISD. English Learners (ELs) are students that come from diverse backgrounds and do not speak English as their primary or home language. 


(a) It is the policy of the state that every student in the state who has a primary language other than English and who is identified as an English learner shall be provided a full opportunity to participate in a bilingual education or English as a second language (ESL) program, as required in the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 29, Subchapter B

Goal

The goal of the Bilingual/ESL Services Department is to support the district’s vision and mission to ensure that all our English Learners are successful. 

 

Bilingual Program

A bilingual education program is provided by teachers certified in bilingual education and who are trained in effective second language acquisition methods. The goal of bilingual education programs is for English learners to build on their primary language and literacy skills to attain full proficiency in English in order to participate equitably in school. 

ESL Program

ESL is an intensive English language instruction program provided by ESL certified teachers who are trained in effective second language acquisition methods. The goal of ESL programs is for English learners to attain full proficiency in English in order to participate equitably in school.