NYSED OBE- FLS
89 Washington Ave., Rm. 367 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Tel. (518) 474-8775 Fax (518) 473-4678
LOTE: Mission and Goals
The Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS) seeks to promote and support the teaching and learning of one or more languages and cultures, in addition to the English language. Our goals are to ensure that our students have a deep and enduring understanding of cultures, including their own, and to acquire functional proficiency in the target language(s). These competencies will provide our students the ability to view the world through multiple lenses, participate fully and responsibly in the 21st century as global citizens, and contribute to our students’ college, career, and world-readiness.