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Texas Association for Bilingual Education Parent Resources

LPAC Parent Training Resources

Texas English Language Learners Portal-Parent Resources/Recursos para padres
Parents can find information on teacher training, preparation and certification so they are aware of who is serving their children. They may also review data on the number of English language learners here in the state of Texas and how these ELLs are being served. Programs and models are defined and explained through informational brochures.

English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
This site contains all areas of the English Language Proficiency Standards as described in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 74.4. This site helps parents become involved in the process of assisting their own children at home as they learn the English language.

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)
For the latest research on the learning of language, parents may access the IDRA site to gain a more thorough understanding of the policies in place that support English language learners.

Colorin Colorado
Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.

ELL Parent Resources
These are websites for non- to limited-English speaking parents. Website, articles, and journals that are offered in multiple languages are very beneficial to families as they provide avenues to become involved in their children's schooling.

Symbaloo contains a plethora of apps and sites that assist parents, teachers, and ELLs in all areas.

The 50 Best ESL Resources for Kids
Proficiency in English is essential for academic success. Kids who learn English as a second language (ESL) can benefit from lessons and activities in a variety of formats, helping them stay engaged and have fun while learning. Interactive games and activities, vocabulary instruction, listening and reading comprehension, videos and other types of lessons can help kids learn ESL successfully. The following ESL websites for kids are categorized to help you choose the best websites for your child.

Sesame Street Bilingual Learning Resources
Developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street®, these free bilingual resources help parents, caregivers and educators turn everyday moments into learning opportunities for young children.

Kids Health Bilingual Families

For more Bilingual/ELL parent resources, click here.
Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431

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