El programa de inglés como segundo idioma
English as a Second Language (ESL) programs provide instruction and textbooks in English only, with the use of some supplemental resources in the students’ native languages (ex. Bilingual dictionaries, glossaries, etc.).
When there are less than twenty students who speak the same language in the same grade level (PK-6th grade), Texas State law requires districts to provide an ESL program for students who meets the eligibility criteria.
For grades 7-12, Texas law requires districts to provide an ESL program for all students who meet the eligibility criteria.
BISD currently provides a bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students in grades PK-5, and ESL for grades 6-12. For students who speak a language other than Spanish, BISD provides an ESL program from grades PK-12.