Who are we
Aransas Pass ISD Bilingual/ESL Department
The Aransas Pass ISD ESL program strives to provide a quality content-based ESL program that differentiates instruction according to the language proficiency of each student in all content areas while supporting the affective, linguistic and cognitive needs of each student.
Affective - English Language Learners receive instruction using second language acquisition methods in English to introduce basic concepts within the school environment instilling confidence and pride.
Linguistic - English Language Learners are provided specialized instruction to develop proficiency in the comprehension, speaking reading and composition of the English Language. Core Content is structured around required essential knowledge and skills and higher order thinking skills.
Cognitive - English Language Learners are provided instruction in English across the core content areas using ESL strategies and methods to ensure mastery of the grade level essential knowledge and skills and higher order thinking skills.
Aransas Pass ISD offers content based ESL and Pull-out models. All Aransas Pass ISD students will develop English Proficiency through content-based instruction. ESL instruction is an important piece if general instruction. ESL strategies and methods provide the support needed to comprehend content while acquiring the English. ESL students may receive instruction from:
*Teachers who collaborate to provide the best learning for students
*Their teacher who is ESL certified
*Their teacher who is trained in Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
*A teacher who is certified in English Language Arts and English as a Second Language