Planning a Summer of Learning and Fun for New York City's ELLs

Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support

Mark Your Calendars! ELL Parent Conference: June 6, 2014

Parents of English Language Learners are invited to the 11th Annual Parent Conference.  This event will offer the parents and guardians of ELLs and former ELLs valuable information and practical insights about the exciting learning opportunities available to their children in New York City during the summer.


Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

On-site interpretation is available upon request.

We look forward to seeing you!

Programs and Support

We are dedicated to serving the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs)—students who speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on English assessments when they enter our school system. Specifically, the Office of ELLs provides ELLs, former ELLs, immigrants, and their families with equity and access to an excellent education. By providing  professional development to teachers, staff, and leaders, promoting parental involvement, improving material resources, and creating targeted solutions for different ELL populations, we create a rigorous learning environment that focuses on academic achievement, language development, and cross-cultural support.

In New York City, we provide bilingual programs (Transitional Bilingual Education and Dual Language) that strengthen students’ native language development and content knowledge while they build their social and academic English skills. We also provide English as a Second Language (ESL) programs that use strategies for English language development with native language support so that students develop language and content knowledge in English. For more information on ELL programs, click here. For a list of bilingual programs, click here