English as a New Language and Refugee Services
Thomas Giglio, Director
Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center
75 Watervliet Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
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Welcome to the Office of English as
a New Language and Refugee Services. The City School
District of Albany is proud to be
a growing hub for refugee families and
families whose native language is not English. The district is committed
to meeting the needs of all of our students and families in partnership
with our diverse community.
If you are new to the United States and you are in need of supports,
please contact the
Committee for Refugees and Immigrants at USCRI Albany, 99 Pine St., Albany, NY 12207. You can also reach the committee by phone
at (518) 459-1790, ext. 8010. The fax number is (518) 459-1876. You can
contact Director Jill Peckenpaugh at
If you are new to the City School District of Albany, please contact our
Central Registration Office at (518) 475-6125. Central Registration is
located at 75 Watervliet Ave.
The City School District of Albany is pleased to offer Google Translate
as an option to translate pages within this website. You can find the
Google Translate dropdown menu at the bottom of the left-hand menu on
all of our pages.
Google Translate is a third-party service over which the district has no
control. The service provides automated computer translations that are
only an approximation of websites' original content. The translations
should not be considered exact and only should be used as a rough guide.
The district does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or timeliness
of any information translated by this system and will not accept
liability for loss incurred as a result. Some files and other items
cannot be translated, including but not limited to graphical buttons,
drop-down menus, graphics and photos. In addition, some applications or
services may not work as expected when translated.
Please note that you may experience problems with the Myanmar (Burmese)
translation option, and that you may experience problems with Google
Translate using some versions of Internet Explorer. We are working with
Google Translate to address these areas.
Please click the following link if you have any questions about Google
Important documents and resources
Follow the links below for useful resources and information.
CAL conducts projects and offers a variety of
research-based resources related to the education of English-language
learners in a variety of settings, including prekindergarten-Grade 12
and Adult Education. CAL researchers developed and researched the widely
used SIOP model of sheltered content instruction using ESL methodology.
Site for parents and educators of
English-language learners. The site includes numerous resources on a
wide variety of topics related to ELL education.
An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of
the world’s 6,909 known living languages.
Website created by Judie Haynes, an ESL teacher
from New Jersey, with tons of resources, content-based lesson plans,
advice, and ideas for K-12 ESL teachers.
York State Education Commissioner's Amended Regulations Part 154
Ensuring Equal Educational
Opportunities for English-Language Learners
York State Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages
York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL)
NYS TESOL is an association of professionals
concerned with the education of English language learners at all levels
of public and private education in New York State. Our interests include
classroom practices, research, program and curriculum development,
employment, funding, and legislation.
Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Resources
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service
for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll
find thousands of media resources, support materials and tools for
classroom lessons, individualized learning programs and teacher
professional learning communities.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
A global association of teachers of English to
speakers of other languages.
Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) newsletter