Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages


55 Hanson Place, Room 594

Brooklyn, NY  11217

(718) 722-2445
89 Washington Ave., Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-8775

  Mission and Goals

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) 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.

Last Updated: June 2, 2016