English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners

NYCDOE resources for English Language and Muliti-lingual Language Learners and their families can be found here

How to change the language on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

How to change the language on your Android device


Google Translate

Google Translate is a free application that is available on most devices. Google Translate can be used to translate text, handwriting, speech, and websites in over 100 different languages.

To download Google Translate:

  • On your computer, install the Google Chrome web browser. Google Chrome will already include the Google Translate feature.
  • On your iPhone or iPad, download the Google Translate app from the app store.
  • For Android devices, download the Google Translate app on Google Play.

Getting e-books in Different Languages

  • In addition to the resources available on your child’s remote learning portal, here are some ways to access e-books in multiple languages:

SimplyE is The New York Public Library's free e-reader app to borrow e-books. It is available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. Students over the age of 13 and parents of students below the age of 13 can register for a library card by using the SimplyE app. Make sure that location services are enabled on your device when signing up for a New York Public Library card.

The International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) provides free online books from around the world to both children and adults. Use the Advanced Search page to find online books by preferences such as language, age, and topic.


Audible

Audible offers stories in 6 different languages that you and your child could listen to on your computer, phone, or tablet. Audible is available at no cost during your child’s remote learning experience and does not ask for your payment information


ST Math

ST Math is a visual math program that supports your child’s understanding of math through creative problem-solving. ST Math is available at no cost until June 30, 2020 and does not ask for your payment information.


BrainPop

BrainPop is a group of educational websites that offers short videos and quizzes for students. BrainPop is available at no cost during your child’s remote learning experience and does not ask for your payment information. When you sign up for BrainPop, you will also receive access to:

  • BrainPOP ELL: for students of all ages who are learning English. This program focuses on grammar and vocabulary.
  • BrainPOP Español: for Spanish-speakers who are learning English.
  • BrainPOP Français: for French-speakers who are learning English.