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Language Programs

Welcome to Comal ISD's Language Programs!
Interested in enrolling your student in a language program that promotes bilingualism? Scroll below to find out which program is right for you!

Spanish Immersion

The Spanish Immersion Program is designed for English-speaking students who wish to become fluent in

Spanish. Students enter the program in first grade. Comal ISD employs a “90/10” Spanish immersion model. In first grade, 90 percent of the instruction is delivered in Spanish. English is gradually added from grade level to grade level until students are instructed 50 percent in Spanish and 50 percent in English by the fifth grade. Students are expected to continue in the program through fifth grade.

Spanish Immersion teachers follow a scope and sequence for Language Arts that is unique to meet the goals of the program. The scope and sequence for mathematics, science, and social studies match a traditional English speaking classroom with the only difference being Spanish as the language of instruction. The inherent nature of these programs creates an active parent-school partnership, which is essential for the success of the program and the student.

Hoffmann Lane Elementary 

4600 FM 306
New Braunfels, TX 78132
(830) 221-2500 

Oak Creek Elementary 

3060 Goodwin Lane 
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 221-7200 


Rahe Bulverde Elementary 
1715 East Ammann Road 
Bulverde, TX 78163
(830) 885-1600 

Dual Language One-Way

Dual Language refers to a program that provides literacy and content instruction to participating students in two languages, promoting bilingualism, biliteracy, and social-cultural competence in a rich academic setting. 

A One-Way Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program is a developmental bilingual program integrating Emergent Bilingual students in two program languages, English and Spanish. The primary focus of this model is to develop the English language while continuing to develop their skills in Spanish. 

Both program languages are incorporated through all content areas following a 50/50 model employing instructional practices that develop high levels of language and literacy proficiency. This approach emphasizes attaining high levels of academic achievement and developing an appreciation for language and culture with the outcome of reaching bilingualism and biliteracy. 

Our  goal  is to develop fluency and literacy in both English and Spanish so that students may succeed in the secondary CALP program and be college, career, and military ready. In this educational environment, we provide communicative and academic language development through an interactive, cross-cultural setting. Students are taught by a bilingual certified educator who has full command of both languages.

Dual Language Program Locations 

Arlon Seay ES

 Hwy 46 West

Spring Branch, TX 78070


Kinder Ranch ES

2035 Kinder Parkway

San Antonio, TX 78260

(830) 885-8900 

Morningside ES

3855 Morningside Drive

New Braunfels, TX 78132


Clear Spring ES

550 Avery Parkway

New Braunfels, TX 78130


Feeder Campuses

Startzville ES

Rebecca Creek ES

Mountain Valley ES

Bill Brown ES

Johnson Ranch ES

Rahe Bulverde ES

Indian Springs ES

Specht ES

Timberwood Park ES

Comal Creek ES

Garden Ridge ES

Freiheit ES

Farias-Spitzer ES

Goodwin Frazier ES

Oak Creek ES

Hoffmann Lane ES


Advanced Languages

The Comal Advanced Languages Program continues second language learning in Spanish at the middle school level as students matriculate from the elementary Dual Language Program (DLP) or Spanish Immersion Program (SIP). For parents of fifth grade students in DLP or SIP interested in moving to CALP during middle school, an informational parent video will be shared as students meet with their counselors for course selection. That video will also be found below.

Middle School:
Church Hill Middle School
Spring Branch Middle School