English Learners & L.O.T.E. Department

DeSoto ISD offers Bilingual Education, ESL, and the Language Other than English (LOTE) language programs.

The Bilingual Educations program is offered in grades Pk-5th. The program model is the One-Way Dual Language Immersion (DLI) bilingual models, which serves English Learners.  Starting in 2019-20, the framework is the Gómez & Gómez DLE model. 

The ESL program is offered in grades Pk-12th and is the model is a combination of content-based and pull-out. 

The LOTE program offers Spanish in grades K-5th at Cockrell Hill Elementary and at DeSoto High school for grades 9th-12th.

Contact person: Dr. Helena Castañón-Vargas, Bilingual, ESL and LOTE Programs. hcastanonvargas@desotoisd.org, 972-223-6666 xt 8298

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