• BEK 1 is facilitated through the World Languages Department as the instructional focus is language development aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for incoming kindergarten and first grade students. TEKS are the foundation for instruction and language development for participating students, which include oral social language, oral school language, phonological development and literacy skills. The program also addresses the affective, linguistic and cognitive needs of the English Learner (EL) and are incorporated throughout the specialized curriculum.