OBE-FLS

Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies

Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies

Our goal is to provide support and technical assistance to Districts, Charter Schools, Non-Public Schools and other organizations (Universities, State Educational Organizations, etc.) in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for English language learners (ELLs), as well as to foreign language (FL) students within the State’s P-16 initiative. Under the guidance of OBE-FLS, over 625 districts, Charter Schools  and Non-Public Schools implement educational programs and services for over 300,000 ELL students in our state. These students come from over 200 language backgrounds. Our website has current information on regulations, programs and funding for districts, and is constantly being updated to make available relevant information and documentation that will support services provided to our students and parents.

Please contact us for additional information.

Albany Office

89 Washington Avenue

528 EB, Mezzanine

Albany, NY  12234

Tel. 518-474-8775

Fax 518-474-7948

obefls@mail.nysed.gov

New York City Office

55 Hanson Place,

Room 595

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tel: 718-722-2445

Fax: 718-722-2459

Last Updated: October 29, 2014