Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies

The Office of Bilingual Education (OBE) provides support to districts in developing and implementing educational programs for English language learners (ELL) students. 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. Please contact us for additional information.

New York State ELL Demographic Data
From 2009 to 2012

(Updated June 2012)



Engage NY

Common Core Application to ELL




Last Updated: June 25, 2014