Language Access Kit
Every fall, schools receive a Language Access Kit that contains the following items:
- Translation and Interpretation Unit Brochure
- Multilingual Welcome Poster
- Language Identification Guide in 30 languages
- Language Access Rubric for Schools (self-evaluation tool)
- Parent’s Guide to Language Access (also in additional languages)
For additional kits, please contact your district’s Field Language Access Coordinator.
Additional Language Access Resources
The following are additional resources that can be used at your school:
- “I Speak” cards
- Welcome Flyers (additional languages)
- Language Identification Guide in 100 languages
- School signage in 17 languages (for print only):
- Language name tags for bilingual staff (Avery Label #5163):
Language Access Training Materials and Best Practices
- Language Access Handbook for Schools
- Childhood in Translation (Video)
- Interpretation Equipment Vendor List
- List of Community-based Organizations
- Best Practices for Communicating with Immigrant Families
- Guidelines for Working with Interpreters
- Student Testing FAQ for Language Services
To schedule training dates, please contact your district’s Field language Access Coordinator.
Translation and Interpretation School-based Funding
The School Allocation Memorandum (SAM) details the amount your school receives every year and how your school can use the funds to procure language support to connect with families who communicate in languages other than English.
Resources for Bilingual DOE Staff
Resources for DOE staff who translate materials or interpret at meeting:
Foreign-language style guides
NYSED bilingual glossaries for teachers and students
See pages at NYU's Steinhardt school.