English Language Learners Programs and Services

Programs and Services

In New York City, the Department of Education provides bilingual programs both Transitional Bilingual Education and Dual Language, to 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 programs that use strategies for English language development with native language support so that students develop language and content knowledge in English.

Explore which Bilingual Programs are available in schools

For a document of all the boroughs, download this list of all Bilingual Programs available New York City public schools.

The bilingual programs represented in this list are those that are available in the 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 Programs. Contact BSEprograms@schools.nyc.gov with BSE Program placement requests.

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