ESL

Welcome to Multilingual Education

  • The Multilingual Education Department designs, guides, and monitors quality programs for emergent bilingual students.


    The goals of the Fort Worth ISD Multilingual Education 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 Multilingual Education 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.

  • FWISD Staff: Visit the Multilingual Education 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

    Luis Berzoza
    Dual Language Coordinator 
    Bilingual/ESL Department
    817-814-2430

    Nathalia Maldonado
    Dual Language Coordinator 
    Bilingual/ESL Department
    817-814-2426

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

    Natalie Ross
    ESL Coordinator
    Bilingual/ESL Department 

    Patricia Tuma 
    ESL Coordinator
    Bilingual/ESL Department 
    817-814-2429

    Meghan Wells
    Academic Language Specialist
    Bilingual/ESL Department 
    817-814-2408

    Martha Garza
    Administrative Assistant
    817-814-2413  

    Laura Jiménez
    Administrative Associate
    817-814-2414