All students who enroll in Arlington ISD will complete a home language survey.  If the home language survey indicates a language other than English, students are evaluated for language proficiency.  Students who qualify for the ESL program receive all instruction in English, with language accommodations and supports based on language proficiency. 

Course Offerings:

  • English Learners Language Arts Grade 7
  • English Learners Language Arts Grade 8
  • English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA) I
  • English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA) II
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) I
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) II
  • Newcomer Center

Current course descriptions are available here.

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Arlington ISD supports Spanish-speaking students through a fully articulated PK-6 bilingual program.  What is the bilingual program?  Many people think of English as a Second Language (ESL) when they try to answer that question.  Both programs serve students whose first language is not English, but they are not the same.  In ESL classrooms, students speak any number of languages, so the teacher instructs only in English. In a bilingual classroom, the students are heritage Spanish speakers and teachers teach content in both Spanish and English, while providing accommodations and scaffolding as English language proficiency develops.  

Campuses with a large population of Spanish speaking students within their campus boundaries are able to provide a bilingual Spanish-speaking program at their home campus.  For campuses with a smaller number of students requiring services, a feeder pattern has been established along with transportation to and from the student’s home campus if the student lives more than two miles from the designated campus.  Currently, 24 campuses in AISD serve bilingual students, including Kooken Educational Center, a Pre-K center serving 3 and 4 year-old students. 

Adams
Berry
Crow
Johns
Patrick
*South Davis

*Denotes a Bilingual Center

Anderson
Blanton
*Ellis
Kooken
Peach
Speer

Atherton
*Burgin
*Foster
McNutt
Rankin
Thornton

*Bebensee
Crouch
Goodman
Morton
Remynse
Webb

The Dual Language Two Way Immersion Program in AISD provides students with the opportunity to learn a second language while maintaining high academic standards. Our program is a research-based approach for promoting biliteracy, bilingualism, and biculturalism for students. The primary goal is to prepare students to listen, speak, read and write in two languages, as well as develop an appreciation for different cultures. 

Locations

Gunn JH
Wimbish World Language Academy
Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language
Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language

Resources

The purpose of the FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) and LOTE (Languages Other than English) programs in AISD is to prepare students to begin developing functional skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a foreign language. Students participating in the FLES/LOTE programs have an opportunity to become proficient in the target language, as well as acquire an understanding and appreciation for the target culture. 

AISD offers Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Latin and ASL at various campuses. LOTE offerings include opportunities for multiple years of study from Level 1 to AP/IB courses. In addition to meeting high school graduation and selected endorsement requirements, students participating in the LOTE program have the opportunity to earn a performance acknowledgment for outstanding performance in bilingualism and biliteracy on their transcript.

See current offerings by campus here.

Current course descriptions are available here.

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