The TEA English Learner Support Division is continuously developing program implementation resources for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to utilize in providing effective bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs for emergent bilingual students that meet and exceed state requirements.

In Texas, there are six state-approved program models that can be implemented to support emergent bilingual students.

Dual Language Immersion One Way
A bilingual/biliteracy program model in which students identified as emergent bilingual students are served in both English and another language and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria in order to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than six or later than seven years after the student enrolls in school.

Dual Language Immersion Two Way
A bilingual/biliteracy program model in which students identified as emergent bilingual students are integrated with students proficient in English and are served in both English and another language and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria in order to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than six or later than seven years after the student enrolls in school.

Dual Language Immersion Implementation Resources

Texas Effective Dual Language Immersion Framework

The Texas Effective Dual Language Immersion Framework (TxEDLIF) was developed in order to ensure the expansion and effective implementation of Dual Language Immersion (DLI) education throughout the state of Texas.

DLI Success Criteria & Self-Review Score Card (xlsx)

Texas Dual Language Immersion Framework
Updated October 2022
The tools created are broken down by levers:

  1. Leadership & Family and Community Empowerment
  2. Program Model & Design
  3. Staffing & Professional Development
  4. Lesson Planning & Methods
  5. Curriculum & Resources

  6. Visit our Dual Language Guidance Committee page to learn about the mission behind the work.

Transitional Bilingual Education Implementation Resources

English as a Second Language Implementation Resources