English Language Learners (ELL)
Students who are speakers of other languages and who have limited English proficiency are eligible for linguistic programs designed to support language acquisition in English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The goals of these programs are for students to become proficient in English, achieve academically, and grow affectively through research based instruction and social and cultural support.
- Bilingual Education is available in elementary school for Spanish speakers, and to some Vietnamese speakers. The bilingual program utilizes the students’ native language to maintain academic progress and English instruction to increase English proficiency in social and academic language. Students transfer content learned in their native language to English as their English proficiency increases.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) is available in elementary and secondary school, and consists of sheltered instruction in English and the support of an ESL teacher. Sheltered instruction and strategies specifically designed for English language learners support students’ growth in English linguistic proficiency while ensuring academic content is meaningful and accessible to limited English speakers.
- Two-way Immersion (TWI) is available at McWhirter Elmentary and Clear Creek Intermediate. Dual language is available at Stewart Elementary. In two-way immersion and dual language programs in CCISD, Spanish and English speaking students share a classroom and receive instruction in both languages. The goal of the program is for students to be bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.
Director of Instructional Services for ELLs
Coordinator of Elementary Bilingual/ESL