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
  • Tamil
  • Mandarin
  • Telugu

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

OUR MISSION – NUESTRA MISIÓN

Reflected in some of the beautiful and rich languages we speak in LISD

ARABIC

يخدم فريق اللغات والثقافات العالمية، ويحترم، ويتعاون مع طلابنا المتنوعين، والأسر، والموظفين، من خلال ترويج وتطوير والحفاظ على تعدد اللغات، وتعدد الثقافات، والمساواة للجميع

CHINESE MANDARIN

全球语言文化团队基于发扬、发展和维持多语言、多元文化、人人平的基础上,服务并协同合作于我们多元化的学生、家庭和员工,给他们以荣誉。

GUJARATI

વૈશ્વિક ભાષા અને સંસ્કૃતિ સંઘ” અન્ય ભિન્ન ભિન્ન વિદ્યાર્થીઓ, તેમના કુટુંબીજનો તથા કર્મચારીઓ નું સન્માન કરે છે, તેમને સેવા આપે છે, અને તેઓ સર્વેની વિવિધ ભાષાઓ તથા વિવિધ સંસ્કૃતિઓ સહિત સર્વની સંપત્તિ ને યથાર્થ ઉત્તેજન તથા પુષ્ટિ આપી તેમના ઉત્થાન માટે સહયોગ આપે છે

HEBREW

צוות השפות והתרבויות הגלובליות משרת, מכבד ומשתף פעולה עם התלמידים, המשפחות ואנשי הצוות המגוונים שלנו באמצעות קידום, פיתוח וטיפוח רב-לשוניות, רב-תרבותיות ושוויוניות עבור הכול.

KOREAN

글로벌 언어 및 문화 팀은 다국어 사용, 다문화주의 및 모두를 위한 형평성을 촉진하고 개발하며 유지함으로써 다양한 학생, 가족, 직원에게 봉사하고 그들을 존중하며 그들과 협력합니다.

RUSSIAN

Команда Global Languages and Cultures обслуживает, уважает и сотрудничает с нашими различными учениками, семьями и сотрудниками, продвигая, развивая и поддерживая многоязычие, мультикультурализм и равенство для всех

SPANISH

El Departamento de Idiomas y Culturas Globales sirve, honra y colabora con nuestros diversos estudiantes, familias y empleados al promover, desarrollar y sostener el multilingüismo, multiculturalismo y equidad para todos.

TAMIL

உலகமொழிகள் மற்றும் கலாச்சாரக் குழுவின் வாயிலாக, பன்மொழி மற்றும் பன்முக கலாச்சாரங்களை ஊக்குவித்து வளர்த்து, நிலைநிறுத்தி, எங்கள் பலதரப்பட்ட மாணவர்கள் மற்றும் ஊழியர்களின் குடும்பத்தினருடன் ஒருங்கிணைந்து, அனைவரும் அனைத்தும் பெற, பெருமையுடன் தொண்டாற்றுகிறோம்

TELUGU

ప్రపంచ భాషలు మరియు సంస్కృతుల బృందం బహుభాషావాదం మరియు అందరికీ సమానత్వాన్ని ప్రోత్సహించడం, అభివృద్ధి చేయడం మరియు కొనసాగించడం ద్వారా మా విభిన్న విద్యార్థులు, కుటుంబాలు మరియు సిబ్బందితో సేవలందిస్తుంది, గౌరవిస్తుంది మరియు సహకరిస్తుంది

VIETNAMESE

Nhóm Ngôn ngữ và Văn hóa Toàn cầu phục vụ, tôn vinh và cộng tác với các sinh viên, gia đình và nhân viên đa dạng của chúng tôi bằng cách thúc đẩy, phát triển và duy trì chủ nghĩa đa ngôn ngữ, đa văn hóa và công bằng cho tất cả mọi người

הכול.

GUJARATI

વૈશ્વિક ભાષા અને સંસ્કૃતિ સંઘ” અન્ય ભિન્ન ભિન્ન વિદ્યાર્થીઓ, તેમના કુટુંબીજનો તથા કર્મચારીઓ નું સન્માન કરે છે, તેમને સેવા આપે છે, અને તેઓ સર્વેની વિવિધ ભાષાઓ તથા વિવિધ સંસ્કૃતિઓ સહિત સર્વની સંપત્તિ ને યથાર્થ ઉત્તેજન તથા પુષ્ટિ આપી તેમના ઉત્થાન માટે સહયોગ આપે છે

ENGLISH

The Global Languages and Cultures team serves, honors, and collaborates with our diverse students, families and staff by promoting, developing and sustaining multilingualism, multiculturalism and equity for all

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

Contact: [email protected]

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.