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RVISD's Emergent Bilingual-English as a Second Language (ESL) program promotes accelerated academic achievement for English Learners focused on:

  • Developing cognitive academic language proficiency as well as basic interpersonal communication skills
  • Building literacy skills in students' native language that will readily transfer to building literacy in English
  • Teaching specific English language development
  • Training teachers in the development of specific instructional strategies for dual language immersion or sheltered instruction 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.




ESC Region 11 English Learner Support – Fall Newsletter

ESC Region 11 English Learner Support — Back-to-School Issue


ESC 11 English Learner Support Website

At Home Learning for ELLs

Parent Guide for English Learners-English

Parent Guide for English Learners- Spanish

LPAC Parent Training Resources

ELL Parent Resources

Kid's Health Bilingual Families

Read Conmigo: Read Conmigo books feature creative, fresh and engaging stories in both English and Spanish, so that Latino parents and children can read aloud together.

Read Conmigo (en español)

Read Conmigo Educational Activites

Read Conmigo Educational Activities (en español)


Links for Teachers:

ESL Teacher Checklist

ESL Campus Administrator Checklist

Newcomer Toolkit --This is a great resource for interventions 

ELL Identification Flowchart

TEA Website for Bilingual and ESL Programs

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY STANDARDS(ELPS) This site contains all areas of the English Language Proficiency Standards as described in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 74.4. This site helps parents become involved in the process of assisting their own children at home as they learn the English language