ESL- English as a Second Language

ESL - English as a Second Language             
English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs are a part of the regular educational program for Limited English Proficiency students of the Northwest Independent School District (NISD). ESL programs are intensive programs of instruction designed to develop proficiency in the comprehension, listening, speaking, reading, and composition in the English language. Instruction in ESL is commensurate with the students level of English proficiency and his/her level of academic achievement. Through the recognition of the students cultural and linguistic differences, appropriate instructional approaches will ensure a students academic growth and build a positive self-image. The primary purpose is to provide institutional support in such a way that the learner will no longer need language support to succeed.