English Language Learners

Department of English Language Learners and Student Support

2015 ELL Parent Conferences

Arabic   Bengali   Chinese   English   French   Haitian-Creole   Korean   Russian   Spanish   Urdu

The Department of English Language Learners and Student Support (DELLSS) is excited to annouce the Spring 2015 ELL Borough Parent Conferences. The conferences will offer parents and guardians of English Language Learners (ELLs) and former ELLs valuable information about program options, how to support their children academically, and practical insights about exciting summer learning opportunities available to them in New York City. The conferences will include workshops on:

- Dual Language Programs
- ELL Program Options
- Rights and Responsibilities of ELL Families
- Summer Program Opportunities
- College Planning

Choose one location to register:

Brooklyn / Staten Island
Wednesday, June 3
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn UFT Office
335 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Click  here  to register

Tuesday, June 9
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Queens, NY 11101
Click  here  to register

Manhattan / Bronx
Wednesday, June 10

8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fordham University
McGinley Center 204
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
Click  here  to register


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 or below.  

List of Bilingual Programs

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu