Welcome to Bilingual/ESL
The Bilingual/ESL Department designs, guides, and monitors quality programs for English learners.
The goals of the Fort Worth ISD Bilingual/ESL Department are:
- All students who enter the Fort Worth ISD in grades PK-5 placed in a Bilingual program reach full proficiency in both English and Spanish within five to seven years, pass all state-required academic tests, and develop sociocultural competence.
- All students who enter the Fort Worth ISD in grades PK-8 placed in an ESL program reach full proficiency in English within five to seven years and pass all state-required academic tests.
- All students who enter Fort Worth ISD in grade 9 or above and are placed in an ESL program meet graduation requirements in four years, including passing all state-required academic tests.
The Bilingual/ESL Department envisions English learners achieving high levels of language proficiency and content knowledge so that they will be prepared for success in college, careers, and community leadership.
FWISD Staff: Visit the Bilingual/ESL Department Help Center for instructional resources, information about professional learning opportunities, help with obtaining DL or ESL certification, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Cloris P. Rangel
Executive Director of Bilingual/ESL
Dual Language Coordinator
Karen Neal, PhD