Translation and Interpretation

Overview

The Translation and Interpretation Unit supports the DOE central office and public schools in their efforts to connect with families who communicate in languages other than English. This helps us ensure equity and access for all families.

The Unit offers free written translation services, interpretation services for centrally organized events, connects schools with over-the-phone interpretation services and spearheads all system-wide language access efforts and initiatives.

The Unit also works with Field Language Access Coordinators, from each Borough Office, to support schools, and Language Access Coordinators, in developing and maintaining a comprehensive approach for engaging and communicating with all families.For general inquires or to share your experience with language services at your school, please call 718-935-2013 or email hello@schools.nyc.gov.

Department of Education staff can email translations@schools.nyc.gov for more information about written translation or interpretations@schools.nyc.gov for information on oral interpretation services. For request forms and additional language access resources, visit the employee-only Infohub page.

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