• World Language Academy


    The World Language Academy is an after-school program for parents and students. Through technology and hands-on lessons from certified EMS ISD educators, participants can learn to converse in Spanish or American Sign Language. 

    Now in its fifth year, the program also serves as a foundation for future language learning. Students who participate get a head start in a language or have their classroom lessons reinforced through the after-school program. Studies show bilingual learners are more competitive in the job market, increase their awareness of other cultures, and increase their brain power. 

    Frequently Asked Questions


    What languages does the World Language Academy offer? 

    Spanish and American Sign Language.  

    Who can sign up? 

    The program is open to EMS ISD students in Grades 2-5 (with parent/guardian) or Grades 6-8. 

     How do families sign up?   

    Participants can register online through this district form beginning December 7. 

     When does the program take place?  

    Session II will be held on Mondays January 24 – April 4, 2022, from 6-7:30 pm. There will be no class on February 21 or March 14.

    Where does the program take place?  

    For the 2021-2022 school year, classes will be held at Marine Creek Middle School.

     What does the program cost?  

    No fee is required for enrolled EMS ISD students and a parent or guardian. Sign up by following the link through this district form beginning December 7.  

    What is the deadline to register for the Spring 2022 session?

    Sign up by January 5 on the this district form. Limited seating is available.  Registrants who have been placed on a waiting list will be notified. 

    Who do I contact if I have questions?

    Direct questions to district World Language/ESL coordinator Heath Dollar at hdollar@ems-isd.net.