The Leander ISD Global Languages and Cultures Department is committed to the academic success for all students through culturally responsive practices and collaboration between home, school and community, leading to enriched opportunities for lifelong learning.

El Departamento de Idiomas y Culturas Globales de Leander ISD esta comprometido con el éxito académico de todos los estudiantes a través de una respuesta cultural efectiva y la colaboración entre el hogar, la escuela y la comunidad, para ofrecer oportunidades de avance para el aprendizaje durante la vida.

Did You Know? ¿Sabía usted?

There are 55 different languages represented in the LISD ESL Program. The Top Five Languages represented in the LISD ESL Programs:

  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Telugu
  • Russian

Tenemos 55 diferentes idiomas representados en el Programa de ESL de Leander ISD. Disfrutamos la variedad de culturas que enriquecen nuestro mundo cada día.

Dual Language Program

Special Announcement for 2021–22

The Dual Language Application for 2021–22 incoming kindergarten students is available now. Applications must be turned in to LISD, online, in person or via mail by Friday, April 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. to be considered for the program. Applications received after April 30, 2021, may be placed on a waitlist.

Dual Language Application– EnglishDual Language Application – Spanish

Dual Language Community Information Nights

Community Information Nights for interested families will be available via the following Zoom links

  • Tuesday March 9, 2021, from 6–7 p.m.
    March 9 ZoomPassword: language
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 6–7 p.m.
    April 8 Zoom | Password: language

Leander ISD has adopted the Dual Language Enrichment model for all bilingual classrooms. The goal of bilingual education under this model is to produce bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural individuals across all content areas by 5th grade.

The model places great emphasis on challenging all students, regardless of language background, with high expectations to learn subject matter.

Dual Language Services for 2021–22

Offered in PreK through 5th Grade at:

  • Bagdad Elementary School
  • Knowles Elementary School
  • Reed Elementary School
  • Whitestone Elementary School

Offered in 6th & 7th Grade at:

  • Danielson Middle School
  • Henry Middle School

More information about Dual Language Services in Middle School

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) is an intensive instructional program designed to develop proficiency in comprehension, listening, speaking, reading and writing of the English language.

Student eligibility for the program is determined through the administration of an English language proficiency test, and parent permission is required for entrance into the program. All instruction is provided in English and utilizes the TEKS and the ELPS for the cultivation of English language skills and the promotion of academic success in all grade level content areas.

More information about English as a Second Language

Translation & Interpretation Services

COVID-19: Translation & Interpretation Services

Translation and Interpretation Services through the Global Languages and Cultures Department provides translation and interpretation services to support our students, families, and staff to improve communication and enrich the educational environment via a culturally inclusive approach.

To support our schools and administrators, Translation and Interpretation Services has a streamlined system through Eduphoria that makes it easy to submit your requests and guarantees a prompt response and completion on deadlines. 

  • Written Translation/Interpretation Requests (ASL, Spanish and other Foreign languages)
  • Bilingual Information Center for School and District Events
  • Interpretation Meetings


Submit an interpretation request

More information about Translation & Interpretation Services

Adult Education: EL Civics, High School Equivalency Classes

Adult Education

Leander ISD partners with Community Action, Inc.’s (CAI) Adult Education Program to provide services to adults with limited mastery of basic educational skills; adults who do not have a secondary school diploma; or who are unable to speak, read or write the English language.

  • High School Equivalency
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Resources

Staff Directory

For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.