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Bilingual/English as a Second Language (BESL)
LOTE: Starting the Path to Proficiency

"The Bilingual/ESL Cooperative provides high quality support to districts with 
program implementation, planning, technical assistance, as 
well as specialized professional development to effectively meet the
cognitive, linguistic, and affective needs of English learners."

Increased Learning Time
Teacher Quality

Important Session Information:

Starting the Path to Proficiency:

How to make the change to the new TEKS

Presenter Nella Spurlin, retired German teacher at Temple High School, will facilitate this workshop.

This workshop will help participants:

  • identify the levels of proficiency
  • examine the new TEKS for LOTE and consider their impact on teaching
  • compare and contrast traditional and communicative classrooms
  • learn how backward design and can-do statements can revitalize instruction
  • create activities that implement the three modes and engage students in meaningful communication.

This workshop is sponsored cooperatively by TFLA and the ESC, Region 20 Service Center. 

Requirement established by TFLA: in order to attend this workshop one must be a member of its organization. Thus, if you aren't already a member, please visit  

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Claudia Vargas-Ramirez
Claudia Vargas-Ramirez
Date Time Location
9/15/2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Medina Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208


1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map