Bilingual Education Program

A Bilingual education program is a full-time instructional program that addresses the language, cognitive, and affective needs of Emergent Bilingual Students. The instructional pathway uses both the students' home language and English as the medium to develop academic content and the English language . Alief ISD offers a Spanish-English program to qualifying Emergent Bilingual Students.

Different Program Models

The program models offered in Alief ISD are:

  • Early-Exit Transitional (Spanish speaking Emergent Bilingual Students) Since 2019-2020, the OWDL program has been phasing out the Early Exit Bilingual Education Model.

  • One Way Dual Language Program (Spanish Speaking Emergent Bilingual Students)

  • Spanish Two-Way Dual Language Immersion