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Dual Language and ESL Programs

GISD’s Bilingual and ESL Programs team supports English language learners through a variety of instructional models at both the elementary and secondary levels. The department’s goal is to provide all students with the skills they need in order to become fluent speakers, readers, and writers of English while valuing their linguistic, academic, and cultural experiences as members of a diverse community.  

ESL Programs 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs must be offered when school districts have one or more students enrolled identified as an English Learner. Currently, Greenville Independent School offers ESL programs and supports in grades Pre Kindergarten to twelfth grade.  English as a Second Language (ESL) is an intensive instructional program designed to develop proficiency in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. All instruction is provided in English and utilizes the Texas Essential Knowledge Standards (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Skills (ELPS) for the development of English language skills and the promotion of academic success in all grade level content areas.

All classroom teachers at all grade levels are required to implement the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) in their daily instruction of all ELLS as part of the curriculum requirements in Chapter 74 of the Texas Administrative Code.

Dual Language Program

The dual-language program model is offered to students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth to Spanish speaking students who are identified as English Learners.

The bilingual program is a full-time instructional program that utilizes the students’ native language as a foundation for teaching academic content outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) while utilizing specific strategies and methodology to increase students’ proficiency and language development in English and Spanish.

The one-way and two-way models are used in the Greenville Independent School District to serve the linguistic and academic needs of bilingual students.

Contact Information

Carver Elementary
Principal - Joanna Bahena

2110 College Street 
Greenville, TX 75401 

Bowie Elementary
Principal - Lauren Barta

6005 Stonewall Street 
Greenville, TX 75402