Documents created in collaboration with the New York State - Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Technical Assistant Centers (NYS-BETAC) to assist Districts/Schools with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners
Language standards, resource guide, glossaries, more.
New York State Regional Bilingual and ESL Resource Networks (RBE-RNs)
Provide free technical assistance and resources for designing, implementing and enhancing educational services for limited English proficient/English language learners (LEP/ELLs) for districts in each region.
Bilingual Specialists at Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TACs)
RSE-TACs with Bilingual Specialists
Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASCs) are located throughout the state and are part of a statewide network that provides resources, information, consultation, coaching and staff development related to the education of students with disabilities. Bilingual Special Education Specialists are available at the RSE-TASCs to provide regional information and technical assistance to communicate compliance and effective practices for bilingual/English language learner (ELL) students with disabilities.
Useful Sites for Educators
Recommended Books & Articles
Online Resources for Bilingual Educators
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
National professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instructional Educational Programs (NCELA)
Information bout curriculum and & instruction development, academic content standards & assessments, as well as Title III.
Center for Applied Linguistics-The Center for Applied Linguistics
Online resources including free downloadable digests, a collection of answers to frequently asked questions, and more.
The Center on Instruction
Links for documents on its web page focusing on English language learners including resources related to literacy and special education, professional development, best practices, serving adolescent newcomers, and suggestions about accommodations and assessments.
Information on second language acquisition and literacy development for ELLs:
Dr. Jill Kerper Mora
Information on Spanish reading and biliteracy, modules on word study in biliteracy classrooms, cross-linguistic transfer in Spanish/English biliteracy, thematic unit and lesson planning, content reading for English language learners. There are over 100 instructional modules on the web site for bilingual and ESL teachers.
K-8 math resources available in Spanish
The Internet Picture Dictionary
Labeled images in Spanish, French, German, Italian and English.
Rethinking Schools Online Bilingual Resource Articles
Dual Language Education of New Mexico
An excellent site for Dual Language resources. There are many sample materials on this web site including a variety that focus on classroom instruction.
For more information
Please contact Teresa Bashant, Assistant in Research and Educational Services at (800) 342-9810 ext. 6611 or e-mail Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org
should you require additional resources or assistance in relation to ELLs.