TESOL 2013 Educational Site Visits

Educational site visits offer convention registrants the opportunity to visit schools and centers that have large numbers of English language learners enrolled. Each site is as unique and varied as its students. Learn how different programs face the challenges of teaching linguistically diverse learners.

Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Depart from the convention center at 8 am and return at 12 pm, unless otherwise noted.

To order: Indicate the site visit number when you register for the convention. Unsold tickets can be purchased on-site at the convention registration desk.

Your ticket includes transportation to the event. Site visits sell out quickly, so register early.


Lewisville Independent School District

EV03. Central Elementary School

A one-way dual language program provides a dynamic, quality education for children grades K–5. Teachers use SIOP strategies, ELPS strategies, and cooperative learning routinely during instruction. Authentic student work found throughout classrooms and hallways signifies an ongoing commitment to an inclusive and flexible learning environment for all students.

Dallas Independent School District

EV07. Thomas Jefferson High School

Thomas Jefferson’s mission is to educate every student...whatever it takes! The staff works hard to educate and graduate students to be college and workforce ready. Through the international studies program, students have the opportunity to learn Chinese and other Asian languages in order to excel in a growing global market.

Dallas Community

EV10. Dallas International School

Dallas International School offers private, accredited education for students from preschool through high school in English and French. The rigorous academic program, administered in multiple languages, successfully integrates the renowned French national curriculum, the best practices of American education, and the comprehensive International Baccalaureate program.

EV11. Intensive English Language Institute (IELI), University of North Texas
IELI provides seven levels of intensive English instruction to 400–500 students in 8-week terms year round. IELI also offers other services, including an International Teaching Assistants Program, professional development programs for ESL/EFL teachers, and consulting services to universities and language centers internationally.

Irving Independent School District

EV15. NET Zero Middle School, Lady Bird Johnson (JMS) 

JMS has innovative 21st century ideals. All students use both Apple iPads and HP Netbooks to participate in project-based learning. Projects are launched using real world problem solving scenarios. JMS is the largest Net Zero middle school in the nation and has a large population of ELLs.