The tabs below provide important updates and guidance.

English Learner Support and Guidance Resources

The TEA English Learner Support Division has developed the following resources:

Fact Sheets

Support and guidance provided by TEA

  • TEA is closely monitoring the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Please click below for important updates and guidance.
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

  • TEA is working closely with local partners to help students gain access to breakfast and lunch during the quarantine. Please click the link below for meal locations near you.
    Texas School Meal Finder

  • TEA has created a list of resources and FAQs to create general guidance for special populations. Please click on the link for resources.
    Special Populations Guidance
  • TEA has provided access to region specific guidance and resources to support instructional continuity in schools. Please click on the link for resources. COVID-19 Resources by Region

TEA is seeking video clips of instruction with English learners that is aligned to our new resource: 5 Instructional Methods for Teachers of English Leaners During Remote Learning. Selected videos will be featured on our EL Web Portal for statewide access, providing specific examples for how to engage and support ELs in any learning environment. If you have any questions, please email Carlene Thomas at

Preparing to get ESL certified?

Register for our new, free ESL Certification Training online course at! Check out this video and flyer for more information.

This course accompanies our TExES English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental #154 Preparation Manual. These resources are intended to equip Texas educators who desire to increase capacity in their districts and to enhance their existing ESL programs beyond minimum state requirements.