• 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. 

    In its third 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 doe the 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 online through the district’s course registration website

    When does the program take place?  

    Session I will be offered on Mondays September 28 – December 7, 2020, from 6-7:30 pm. There will be no class September 23.  Session II will be held on Mondays January 25 – March 29, 2021, from 6-7:30 pm

    Where does the program take place?  
    Forthe 2020-2021 school year, the classes will be held virtually.

    What does the program cost?  
    Classes are free for EMS ISD students. Parents or guardians may attend one session for $45. Sign up through the link through the district’s course registration website.  


    What is the deadline to register for the 2020-2021 sessions?

    Sign up by September 22 on the district’s course registration website. Limited virtual 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 and ESL coordinator Heath Dollar at hdollar@ems-isd.net