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Dual Language & ESL

WSISD implements a two-way dual language immersion program in pre-k through sixth grades that includes both native Spanish and native English speakers.  Students receive content area instruction in both English and Spanish, with the goal of developing proficiency in both languages for listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

The Dual Language program is available at Liberty Elementary, the North Elementary STEAM Academy, the West Early Learners Academy and Tannahill Intermediate.

Dual Language students are eligible to participate in the advanced Spanish program at Brewer Middle School for early high school and college credits. These students are on a pathway to earn the Seal of Biliteracy Award upon graduation.

Forty-seven Brewer High School seniors earned the Seal of Biliteracy Award on May 11. The award recognizes students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The seal appears on the high school transcript or diploma of the graduating senior and is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and college admission.

Region 11 Spanish Spelling Bee Champion

Tannahill Intermediate fifth grader Melody Hinkle won the 2024 ESC Region 11 Spanish Spelling Bee!

Tannahill Intermediate fifth grader Melody Hinkle won the 2024 ESC Region 11 Spanish Spelling Bee! She won the bee in 2022 and took second in 2023!

Spelling Bee Champion

Kindergarten Dual Language Program

Kinder Dual Language Flyer

The West Early Learners Academy offers a two-way Immersion Dual Language program for Spanish and English speaking kindergarten students.  

Complete the Interest Form.

Participation in Dual Language continues at Liberty Elementary and the North STEAM Academy in first through fifth grades. 

English as a Second Language

ESL services are available for eligible students at every school in grades pre-k through 12 who have a home language other than English. ESL support provides students with targeted instruction in English language acquisition while developing English language proficiency to access the general curriculum.

Research shows it may take 5 to 7 years for students to develop academic language proficiency. The district offers specialized English instruction according to state requirements for Emergent Bilingual students as determined by LPAC recommendations required under TEC CH. 89