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English Language Learners

An English language learner is defined as “A person who is in the process of acquiring English and has another language as the first native language§89.1201 policy. The state requires school districts to ensure an equal educational opportunity for every student identified as an English language learner as stated in §89.1201 policy. Both Bilingual Education and ESL programs are state approved.  

The process of identification begins with the Home Language Survey parents fill out the first year the student is in U.S. schools. If parents respond that a language other than English is spoken at home, the district is required to evaluate the level of English language proficiency of the student. If the other language spoken is Spanish, our district also evaluates the Spanish language proficiency of the student. This evaluation will determine if the student qualifies for dual language as a Spanish speaker or the ESL program. 

Little Elm ISD offers English as a Second Language and Dual Language for English Language Learners.

English as a Second Language

Dual Language Program

In LEISD we offer the Two-Way Dual Language Program

This is a dual language immersion program where native Spanish speakers and native English speakers receive content and language instruction in English and Spanish. Currently, this program is offered at three of our K-5 campuses: Brent Elementary, Hackberry Elementary, and Oak Point Elementary.  

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Kimberly Chow-Jackson, Director for Academic Programs
Address | 400 Lobo Lane, Little Elm, TX 75068
Phone | 972.947.9340 ext. 10712