Letter from the Director
Greetings, and welcome to Bilingual Education Institute (BEI). From its modest beginnings in 1982, BEI has become one of the state’s foremost language and cultural training centers. In every respect, we are engaged in helping individuals acquire and understand other languages and cultures. People make an institute great, so whether you are a student, teacher, staff member, graduate, company, neighbor, or visitor, your interest and enthusiasm are valued and appreciated. It is our collective efforts, however, that today make this institute such a vibrant place to study, to learn, to work, and to make new lifetime friends.
As we all know, our world is getting smaller. We can connect with others around the globe at the click of a button. More important than ever, languages are not only a means of communication, but are also tools and skills for connecting and working with our peers. Here at BEI, our mission, first and foremost, is connecting people.
We expect our faculty to be great teachers, and our staff to be compassionate, service-oriented, and above all, effective facilitators. They embody the spirit of generosity and optimistic and tireless attitude so prevalent here. Furthermore, we offer our students a diverse yet close-knit community and state-of-the-art technology that gives them the widest possible scope for accelerated language acquisition, yet focused enough to achieve quality outcomes.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to BEI. Our staff and faculty are delighted at this opportunity to work with you and to assist you in achieving your language goals and objectives. Best wishes as you embark on your language journey. We will be supporting you all along the way.
Gordana Arnautovic Director, BEI
Recent contracts with Fortune 100 Companies
Contracts with major Houston companies in the areas of oil and gas, hotel and manufacturing.
Collaboration with the Houston Area Contractors Safety Council to create a manual for English Safety Vocabulary for Industrial Workers.
Recent contract as part of a 21st Century Grant for a local HISD school to provide after-school conversational English programs.
Government Sponsored Language/Vocational Training
BEI was selected by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission for English and Spanish language training for eligible students.
BEI is the lead agency in the provision of educational services for eligible refugees in Harris County.
BEI’s role, as part of a five member consortium, is to provide an ESL program and cultural orientation workshops under a grant from the Texas Department of Human Services (TDHS).
Nationally accredited through the Accrediting Council of Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
Department of Homeland Security
Approved by the Department of Homeland Security to enroll non-immigrant international students.
Approved member of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (now NAFSA: Association of International Educators).
Authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to provide an ESL/history and government course to legal aliens under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("Amnesty" Program).
Texas Foreign Language Association.
Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas.
Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages.
American Association of Intensive English Programs.
Better Business Bureau
Member of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston.