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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language services may also be called services for English Language Learners.  The Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.052 defines a student with limited English proficiency   (LEP) as  "a student whose primary language is other than English and whose English language skills are such that the student has difficulty performing ordinary class work in English."  English as a second language (ESL) programs  are designed to help English language learner (ELL) students become proficient in English. 

Link to TEA site for bilingual educaiton:

 

http://tea.texas.gov/bilingual/esl/education/