English Language Learners Programs and Services

Programs and Services

Two types of bilingual programs are available in NYC public schools:

  • Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)
  • Dual Language (DL)

These programs strengthen students’ native language development and content knowledge while they build their social and academic English skills.

We also provide English as a New Language (ENL) programs that use strategies for English language development with native language support. This helps students develop language and content knowledge in English.

Bilingual Programs

Explore which Bilingual Programs are available in schools by borough:

To access a complete list of bilingual programs in NYC, download this excel file. You can then filter the file by:

  • Borough
  • District
  • School
  • Type of program
  • Language

The bilingual programs on this list are  2018-2019 school year. For placement and seat availability, please contact the school.

Placements in a bilingual special education program in districts 1 - 32 are prioritized for students who have this recommendation on their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Contact BSEprograms@schools.nyc.gov with BSE Program placement requests.

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