ESL

Welcome to Bilingual/ESL

  • The Bilingual/ESL Department designs, guides, and monitors quality programs for emergent bilingual students.


    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 emergent bilinguals achieving high levels of language proficiency and content knowledge so that they will be prepared for success in college, careers, and community leadership.

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  • 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.  

  • Help Center

Contacts

  • Cloris P. Rangel
    Executive Director of Bilingual/ESL
    Bilingual/ESL Department 
    817-814-2424

    María Hernández
    Dual Language Coordinator 
    Bilingual/ESL Department
    817-814-2430

    Marisa Silva
    Dual Language Coordinator 
    Bilingual/ESL Department
    817-814-2425

    Robert Thompson
    ESL Coordinator
    Bilingual/ESL Department 
    817-814-2429

    Martha Garza
    Administrative Assistant
    817-814-2413