Support For English Language Learners
The Multilingual Programs Department is committed to providing supplemental support to campuses to address Emergent Bilingual students' instructional needs. Multilingual area office teams offer additional support to students, parents, teachers, and campus leadership teams to ensure learning continues and is uninterrupted.
Virtual Learning Programs
HISD is offering two virtual learning programs to students this school year. Learn the difference between HISD Virtual Academy and HISD@Home Temporary Online Learning to find what is the best fit for you and your family.
Student Digital Resources
The Multilingual Office will host their annual parent informational meeting: Launch your Dream: A World of Opportunities for Diverse Learners on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. The event offers HISD families and community members an opportunity to learn from educational experts on topics related to various opportunities offered to students. Join us as we partner with HISD's School of Choice from 5pm to 8pm at Austin High School. Transportation will be available for FREE from three locations.
View the 2021 Annual Parent Leadership Conference and discover valuable strategies to empower your student's academic, social, and emotional achievement.
View A Roadmap to Success: Connecting Schools, Parents and the Community virtual event, where parents have the opportunity to hear and learn about the multiple stops of a roadmap to success for their Emergent Bilingual students. Each stop explains its importance and critical role in the student's pathway to academic achievement.
View Igniting a Successful Mindset for Emergent Bilingual Students Parent Event 2022 to learn from educational experts' view of what success is and how children can successfully develop academically. Learn how active engagement contributes to strengthening communication and student's academic success.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) English Learner Support Division has compiled a variety of helpful websites to support families with English learners at home. Click the links below to learn more.
Guide for Parents of English Language Learners: Operating under Texas Education Agency guidelines, HISD features instructional programs tailored to every student's particular needs and interests.Español - Arabic -
Vietnamese - Swahili
Bilingual Language Learning in Children: Infants who experience two languages from birth typically become native speakers of both, while adults often struggle with second language learning and rarely attain native-like fluency. ReadyRosie: HISD is providing parents with a FREE subscription to ReadyRosie, an interactive tool that provides daily activities for adults to do with children ages 0 to 6. The activities are simple, take about two minutes, and help prepare children for success in school.