Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education

  • If you are passionate about teaching and committed to boldly impacting student achievement, click here to apply for a teaching position at Houston Independent School District today. As a bilingual teacher in HISD, you can expect:

    • Individualized professional development opportunities
    • Comprehensive measurement of teacher impact on student learning
    • Opportunities to demonstrate teacher leadership
    • Competitive salary and performance pay incentives that reward teachers for student progress.

Types of Bilingual Programs

  • Transitional Bilingual

    The Transitional bilingual program model serves a student identified as limited English proficient in both English and Spanish, or another language, and transfers the student to English-only instruction. This model provides instruction in literacy and academic content areas through the medium of the student's first language, along with instruction in English oral and academic language development. Non-academic subjects such as art, music, and physical education may also be taught in English.

    Dual Language
    The Dual Language Program is both an additive bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and a foreign language immersion program for English-speaking students. In Two-Way classrooms, a combination of native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are taught together in an effort to develop full bilingualism and bi-literacy for both groups of students.