• World Language Academy

    The World Language Academy is an after-school program for EMS ISD students and their parents. 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 sixth 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 that 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 students in Grades 2-5 (with parent/guardian) or Grades 6-8. 


    How do families sign up?   
    Participants can register by filling out the Registration form online


    When does the program take place?
    Session II will be offered on Mondays, January 22 – April 1, 2024, from 6-7:30 pm. There will be no class February 19 or March 11 due to student holidays.


    Where does the program take place?  
    For the 2023-2024 school year, classes will be held at Marine Creek Middle School, 5825 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76179.


    What does the program cost?  
    No fee is required for enrolled EMS ISD students and a parent or guardian.

    What is the deadline to register for the Fall 2024 session? 
    Sign up by January 4. 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.