The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) in Coppell ISD focuses on developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing for English Learners. In addition to English language immersion and sheltered instructional methods in the regular classroom, Language Acquisition Specialists may go into the classroom to work with the learner or sonsult with the teacher.
The regular classroom educators and the Language Acquisition Specialists collaborate for the success of the child, while teaching grade level curriculum, academically engaging students, and encouraging development of the English language. ESL is offered to Pre-K -12 to qualifying students.
Upon enrolling in the district, all families complete the Home Language Survey, which is completed by parents. If parents do not indicate a language other than English, their children are NOT eligible for ESL/LEP services, including Summer School programs. Based on the Home Language Survey, if a language other than English is spoken in the home, the learner is tested to determine their English Proficiency level. If the student is not yet proficient, and a bilingual program is not offered for the native language, the LPAC will offer ESL programming.
CISD offers a summer school program for qualifying English learners entering Kindergarten or entering 1st grade who qualify and are served through ESL or Bilingual programs. There is no cost to the family. The State funds this program.