Welcome to the Kilgore ISD Department of Bilingual/ESL/Title III webpage! Our goal at KISD is to provide exemplary support and language services for our English language learners, parents and teachers. We believe that our students' backgrounds, languages and experiences provide a rich platform for learning, and our staff strives each day to do whatever it takes to help each child be successful. We currently serve 745 students in our Bilingual and ESL programs, and we have 13 languages represented by our students and parents: from English, to Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian, French, Albanian, Gujarati, Nepali, Punjabi, Swahili, Urdu, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
We are excited to continue our implementation of our Dual Language Program at Kilgore Primary School in the 2016-2017 school year. We offer One-Way Dual Language for our native Spanish speaking English learners as the bilingual program of choice, and we will continue Two-Way Dual Language classrooms in Kindergarten through Second Grade for our native English speaking children to receive the academic and language benefits of this rigorous program model. These first cohorts will lead the way in developing a quality program to prepare our students to be academically bilingual and biliterate by the 5th grade. Using the Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Enrichment model, Kilgore Primary School and Chandler Elementary are paving the way for a culture of bilingualism on the campus and throughout the district. Click here to find us on Facebook: Kilgore ISD Dual Language
Currently, for grades four through twelve, KISD offers English as a Second Language (ESL) through content-based instruction and targeted pull-outs for intervention to support our students' language and academic needs. As our Dual Language Program continues to move up in the grade levels, we will continue to offer both Bilingual/Dual Language and ESL as appropriate for individual student needs.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if we can help you with anything. Our children are why we are here, and we firmly believe in holistically preparing every child for academic, affective, social, linguistic and cross-cultural success.
Director of Bilingual/ESL
903-988-3900 ext 2005