Bilingual/ ESL Programs
School districts in Texas are required by state law to assess the English language proficiency of all students whose Home Language Survey indicates that the home language is a language other than English. If a child demonstrates limited English proficiency on the assessment, s/he will be eligible for enrollment in the appropriate language program: bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL). The goal of both programs is to enable English language learners to become competent in the reading, listening, speaking, and writing of the English language through the development of literacy and academic skills in grade level content areas.
T-3 Family Engagement Series
Gainesville ISD is partnering with Texas Education Agency (TEA) to bring valuable information to our Emergent Bilingual families.These virtual events will focus on:
- educating parents to increase the English skills, academic performance, and become an active participant in the education of their children
- literacy services to improve English language skills and training in parenting activities
- bringing together families of English learners and immigrant families and providing valuable resources offered by the community
For your convenience, the virtual events have been recorded and are available on YouTube. The English and Spanish recordings are linked below. All languages can be viewed at https://www.txel.org/t3series.
November 11 English Spanish
This event focused on educating parents to increase the English skills, academic performance, and become an active participant in the education of their children. “Enhancing Educational Support for EB Students” attracted more than 1300 parents from around the state of Texas.
February 11 English Spanish
"Empowering Families through Helpful Resources" will focus on literacy services to improve their English language skills and training in parenting activities.
May 19 (upcoming) Register
This Community Engagement event will focus on bringing together families of English learners and immigrant families and providing valuable resources offered by the community.