NYC Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network

Dear Educators,

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year. The NYC RBERN will continue to provide support to schools and offer professional development activities and coaching activities both on-site and virtually.  We are available at [email protected], or you may contact our resource specialists directly via email regarding questions you may have related to your programs,  professional development opportunities, students and NYSED OBE-WL initiatives. Our office can be reached by phone at the following number: 718-817-0606.

In addition, our website will provide updated information on upcoming professional development events and the multitude of resource materials available for your use. You will find all PowerPoints from our previous professional development activities,  newsletters, and briefs on the website.

We wish you a safe, healthful, and productive school year.

Best regards,
Diane Howitt
Executive Director
[email protected]

  • Estimados Educadores:


    Bienvenidos al nuevo año escolar. El NYC RBERN continuará ofreciéndole apoyo a las escuelas, y le proporcionara actividades de desarrollo professional in situ y utilizando una plataforma remota este año.

    Podrán ponerse en contacto con nosotros usando [email protected], o comunicarse con nuestros especialistas directamente utilizando el correo electrónico. Cualquier pregunta sobre los programas y los estudiantes, o las iniciativas del NYSED, y las oportunidades para su desarrollo profesional, podran comunicarse con nosotros también a travez del teléfono 718-817-0606.

    Podrán además, consultar nuestro sitio web para los próximos eventos, PowerPoint, videos de nuestras actividades de desarrollo profesional, boletines informativos y resúmenes que están disponibles para ustedes en el sitio web.

    Le deseamos un año escolar seguro, saludable y productivo.



    Diane Howitt
    Executive Director
    [email protected]


Advanced Online Certificate Programs in TESOL & Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education 

Elevate your teaching career through the TESOL_BIL Program GSE Grant. Dedicated educators will benefit from this exceptional opportunity, which inclues robust financial support: a 50% tuition waiver from Fordham University and grant money from NYS. Upon successful program completion, participants may achieve state certification with a passing score on the NYSTCE BEA (Bilingual) or CST in ESL.

Our fully online TESOL and Bilingual Education programs provide a seamless path to expand your expertise. Starting in September for the Fall 2023 semester cohort, gain a TESOL or BE license through comprehensive coursework aligned with current educational standards. These programs span 15 credits across three semesters, with graduation expected by Summer 2024. The online format allows you to balance your studies with teaching commitments. 

For program details, application assistance, or inquiries, contact our Project Director, Alison King, at [email protected] or 201-755-8074. We're committed to guiding you on this transformative journey. Seize the opportunity to advance your teaching career.

Apply now to join the Fall 2023 cohort and embark on a fulfilling path of professional growth:

TESOL or Bilingual Education for NYC, Fall 2023

TESOL or Bilingual Education for NY State, Fall 2023


ELL Resource Collection

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Our mission is to assist school communities in reflecting on teacher practice and school programs and structures to ensure that NYC ELLs attain the highest level of academic success and language proficiency.

Listen to Our New Podcast Series

Our podcast series, "Adelante", contains information for families with students in or entering high schools.  Información para familias con estudiantes en una escuela superior.

Listen to the podcasts on your favorite service below:

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Podbean App


Amazon Music




Professional Development

At this time, due to the COVID-19 virus,  we will be offering virtual professional development to assure continuity of learning in the areas of:

  • literacy instruction/ Next Generation Learning Standards
  • K- 12 programs
  • English as a New Language and Spanish literacy instructional programs
  • content area instruction/ Next Generation Learning Standards
  • accountability and school improvement/ESSA
  • compliance: program models and organization
  • special education

In addition, we collaborate with education and advocacy organizations serving New York City teachers, administrators, students and families, counselors, social workers and psychologists working with ELLs/MLLs. Our professional development activities provide institutes and seminars that are augmented by on-site school support and guided by our constituents across the city.

 We invite schools to participate in our Collaborative Accountability Initiative, a partnership that focuses on data analysis with the goals of planning and developing quality, and equitable programs for ELLs/MLLs, and offers professional development opportunities for teachers. 

Hands-on Involvement in Schools

Fordham GSE and The Center for Educational Partnerships are committed to hands-on involvement in schools and to maintaining the unique character of our local communities.

Toward that end we have offices in the Bronx and Manhattan, which bring our expertise close to our school partners. Each office provides meeting space and offers specialized resources.

During this unprecedented time, our entire RBERN team remains available to support you and your ELLs over the phone, through Google classroom, email, Zoom and via teleconferencing. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with urgent questions regarding virtual instruction, or long-term planning for services for your ELLs to ensure the continuity of all their learning.

Translation Services

African Language Consultants - African Language Consultants is a BBB accredited, multilingual services provider with access to linguists of both commonly spoken and rare African languages and dialects.

Translation Services - Individuals - List of individuals providing a full range of multilingual language services.

Translation Services - Organizations - List of organizations and companies providing a full range of multilingual language services.