English as a Second Language (ESL)

Hondo ISD currently offers English as a Second Language (ESL) to students in Grades K-12 who speak or hear a language other than English in their home and who have difficulty in English. ESL is intensive English language instruction provided by teachers in our district trained in recognizing and working with language differences.

 Our ESL program provides intensive instruction in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending English. Our ESL teachers use the academic and cultural experience of the student as a platform to provide the appropriate instruction in English. The program teaches language arts, mathematics, science and social studies using strategies and methodologies appropriate for second language acquisition.

 The purpose of our ESL program is to help students develop competence in English. It also helps prepare students to be successful in all academic subjects.

 For additional in formation regarding the ESL program, please refer to the following links:

TEA Launches Texas English Language Learners Portal

TEA is happy to launch the Texas English Language Learners Portal at the following website address: www.elltx.org  The portal is funded as part of a Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student Success Initiative Grant.

The goal of this web portal is to provide resources and other tools and training materials that are designed to support educators serving English language learners.  The web portal provides educators and parents the opportunities to access the following:

  • Web based professional development
  • Information on Assessment
  • State Requirements and Initiatives
  • Differentiated classroom video segments
  • Best Practices for English Language Learners
  • Other TEA Sponsored Resources