English as a Second Language - ESL

  • ONBOCES  ENL Department


    Welcome to the ONBOCES ENL department!


    COSER services are provided for our component districts for their English Language Learners (ELL’s).  We are supported by the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) West.  This resource network is part of the statewide system of support funded by NYSED, Office of Bilingual Education.  For more information on RBE-RN West please click here.


    English-language learners, or ELLs, are students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effectively in English, who often come from non-English-speaking homes and backgrounds, and who typically require specialized or modified instruction in both the English language and in their academic courses.


    Information on the screening process can be found by clicking here.


    Frequently Asked Questions about English as a Second Language in New York State may find answers at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/biling/bilinged/faq.html


    If you are unsure what ENL is or would like more information please check out this link http://www.p12.nysed.gov/biling/bilinged/parent-information/parent-orientation-videos.html

    This video can also be seen in other languages.


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