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Program News for World Languages

October 31, 2020
Information on upcoming World Language Conferences and Workshops.
April 22, 2020
From Wednesday, April 15th to Monday, April 20th, 18 webinars were held for World Languages Administrators and Teachers to review the cancellation of the 2020 Regents Examinations and in particular, the cancellation of the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Checkpoint A and B exams. Click here to download a PDF of the PowerPoint.
April 25, 2019
On Monday, April 8th, Deputy Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green provided an overview of the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Standards revision process to the New York State Board of Regents. Recognizing the need to continually improve the Learning Standards that guide education in New York State, the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) will conduct a revision process...
March 1, 2019
The New York State Education Department’s Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages in collaboration with Queens College presents “Key Shifts for World Languages in New York State”, a one-day professional learning opportunity for NYC DOE Administrators exploring shifts in world language curriculum, assessment, and instruction in New York State. Topics will include World-Readiness...
November 6, 2018
The goal of the NYS World Language in the 21st Century conference was to provide teachers with instructional resources, tools, and models for updated practice on thematic, performance based curriculum and assessment design, aligned with national initiatives. Results of a 2016 survey uncovered an existing shift in practice from four skills to the three modes of communication, from checkpoints to...
November 2, 2018
The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages has published an updated Languages Other Than English (LOTE)/WL Frequently Asked Questions guidance document. This document contains updated information on the Checkpoint A-C exams, LOTE graduation requirements, LOTE middle school programs, transfer students, credit by examination, and locally developed tests.
September 19, 2018
The World Languages NYS in the 21st Century conference will take place in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 6, 2018. For more information, visit the World Languages NYS in the 21st Century website. If you plan to attend, please register as soon as possible on Eventbrite.
October 27, 2016
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.