Language Programs & Services

Our programs and services support both the acquisition of the English language by non-native speakers of English and the acquisition of world languages.

Programs provided by the Language Acquisition Dept.

Learn more about TUSD's Language Education Policy and Program Options in this brochure (PDF) for parents.

Structured English Immersion
English Language Development

Your student learning English as a second language will receive instruction from an expert language teacher to speak, read, and write in English skillfully.


Two-Way Dual Language

Students learn to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish provided by a bilingual education endorsed teacher.​


World Languages

Your student can learn a variety of languages. Honors, International Baccalaureate and AP language courses are offered at certain high schools.​


Seal of Biliteracy

Students can earn a seal placed on their high school diploma for proficiency in English plus one additional language.

Arizona's Seal of Biliteracy

Meaningful Access

You can request interpreters in the major languages to aid communication with your teachers.

We also translate documents for district use.

About Meaningful Access

Language Testing and Placement

We provide state-approved language proficiency test (AZELLA) and placement services to newly enrolled students whose home language is other than English so that students can receive English language services and join the Structured English Immersion (SEI) program.


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