ESL Program Resource Page
At Horn Elementary, our teachers operate under Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines, tailoring our instructional programs to every student's particular needs and interests. Offerings encompass administrative leadership and support for English as a Second Language (ESL) education for all students who have been identified as English Language Learners (ELLs)/Emergent Bilinguals (EBs).
4 essential messages our administrative team and staff communicate to our EB students are:
You are important,
What we are learning and doing is important,
You can do it, and
We will not give up on you!
We strongly believe these messages help generate a growth mindset toward acquiring language and learning content.
What is Horn Elementary's ESL Program?
Our ESL program serves students identified as students whose native language is not English and who need to develop and enhance their English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by providing a full-time teacher certified under TEC § 29.061 (c) to provide supplementary instruction for all content area instruction. It integrates the use of second language methods with subject matter instruction to focus not only on learning a second language but on using that language as a medium to learn mathematics, science, social studies, or other academic subjects.