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Bilingual Education & English as a New Language

Our goal is to prepare all English Language Learners/ Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) for success beginning in prekindergarten to lay the foundation for college and career readiness.

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World Languages
Learning of one or more languages and cultures in addition to English

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In response to New York State school closings due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (...
Letter from Associate Commissioner - OBEWL, Ms. Elisa Alvarez regarding continuity of learning for English Language Learners during COVID-19 school...

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This webinar focuses on the New York State English as a second language achievement test and provides an overview of four steps to determine a school-level rating in ELP.

In response to New York State school closings due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) at the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has collected resources for educators to provide continuity of instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) and World Language students. We are also providing educational resources for students and parents to continue moving ELLs toward English proficiency in the absence of face-to face classroom instruction, and to support their remote learning of core content areas.
Letter from Associate Commissioner - OBEWL, Ms. Elisa Alvarez regarding continuity of learning for English Language Learners during COVID-19 school closures