Education Service Center Region 11

Bilingual and ESL Program Support


    ESC Region 11 provides technical assistance and professional learning opportunities focused on supporting English learners in districts and charter schools in the region. Assistance is provided to Bilingual/ESL program directors, coordinators, administrators, specialists, and classroom teachers.


    We are happy to assist you with compliance and instructional technical assistance. Compliance sessions offer TEA updates and required trainings for the LPAC.


    Professional development sessions offer opportunities for participants to experience and practice learned skills that focus on instructional strategies for English learners. 


    Offerings include:

    • Texas Education Agency updates

    • Required state trainings for Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

    • State assessments for ELs (TELPAS and STAAR)

    • Research-based instructional strategies for ELs

    • Sheltered Instruction

    • Spanish literacy in bilingual programs

    • Certification exam preparation for the ESL Supplemental 154, Bilingual Supplemental 164, and Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test 

Bilingual/ESL Contacts

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Latest News from the TEA & ESC Region 11

  • 1st EVER Regional Spanish Spelling Bee March 6, 2020 @ ESC Region 11

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    Start preparing your district Spanish Spelling Bee to send ONE student in grades 3-5 to represent your district in the Regional Spelling Bee hosted by Education Service Center Region 11.  Please see the invite below. More information coming soon!

    Spanish Spelling Bee

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  • NEW DLI and ESL Program Implementation Resources

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    The TEA English Learner Support Division is pleased to release NEW program implementation resources for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) and English as a Second Language (ESL).

    In addition to the recently updated program implementation rubrics and scoring tools, NEW stakeholder checklists for teachers, campus administrators, and district administrators have been added as well as a Getting Started Guide for how to utilize all of the resources for a comprehensive program self-evaluation.

    Rubrics and associated resources provided for DLI and ESL programs are also being developed for Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs and will be coming soon!

     These resources are also great to evaluate your current program(s) and plan for program enhancements. Feel free to reach out for additional guidance. ~Melanie Yocom 

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  • UPDATED FAQs for EL and LPAC

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    The TEA English Learner Support Division has updated the Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) for English Learners and the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) on our TEA Bilingual/ESL Program web page.

    Take a look on the Table of Contents page to see each section of the FAQ document that has updated and/or new questions, indicated in red with the date of November 8, 2019.

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  • NEW ELLTX.ORG Web Portal

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    The TEA English Learner Support Division has launched the newly designed ELLTX.ORG web portal for supporting English learners in Texas. The portal now introduces resources for parents and families of English learners and a new strand focusing on building community partnerships.

    The portal will provide a one stop shop approach for all stakeholders to access state and federal guidance and web-based resources to boost student outcomes. There is also a translation feature to toggle between the top languages in Texas.

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  • 2020 Title III Symposium

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    2020 Title III Symposium

    Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter

    101 Bowie Street


    July 23 – 24, 2020


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  • PEIMS Coding for Snapshot

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    Region 11 LEAs:

    Please be aware that IF your district is filing a Bilingual Exception for a language other than Spanish, these students will be coded with a Parent Permission Code (K) and ESL Program Code (2) or (3) if services were accepted. Please see the October 20th TEA FAQ for Bilingual Exception and ESL Waiver.

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