English Language Learners

Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support

Summer Enrichment Program for ELLs

The Office of English Language Learners is pleased to announce a new Summer Enrichment Program for ELLs.  The goal is to provide ELLs with extended learning time in the summer to strengthen their linguistic, academic, and social skills while engaging them in exciting learning experiences.  ELL students who are not mandated to attend summer school are eligible to participate. 

Elementary and middle school programs run from July 1 to July 31.  High school programs run from July 1 to August 12. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child, fill out the form below and bring it to the site most convenient for your child.  For a list of elementary and middle school sites, click here.   For a list of high school sites, click here

For more information, call 212-374-6072 or email oell@schools.nyc.gov



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