ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PARENT INFORMATION
English Learner Parents’ Bill of Rights
The NYS Education Department's Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages has created an English Language Learner Parents' Bill of Rights which summarizes critical rights concerning educational access and programming for ELLs and their parents. This one-page fact sheet summarizes the key rights and is available in Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Dari, English, French, German, Guyanese English Creole, Haitian, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
Guide for Parents of English Language Learner in New York State
This ten page booklet includes Bilingual Education and English as a New Language program descriptions, Frequently Asked Questions about English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners, Facts about Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, links to English Language Learner parent resources, and tips on “Participating in Your Child’s Education.” This booklet is available in Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, French, German, Haitian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Nepali, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
Parent Orientation Video: English Language Learner (ELL) Programs in New York State
This video describes the English Language Learner (ELL) identification and assessment process and outlines in detail various available program options. It also describes the differences between English as a New Language and the various Bilingual Education program models. Watch the video in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, French, Haitian, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
Why Parents Choose Bilingual Education (videos)
This video shares parents’ views about why they chose bilingual programs and how their choices impact their children’s education and their families’ experiences overall. The video is available in Chinese, English, and Spanish.