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Ready for Public Comment:
National Dual Language Education Teacher DRAFT

ATDLE & DLeNM is seeking public comment on the initial draft of the National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards. Please click the link below to provide feedback on the document. *Note: the feedback should focus on content rather than corrective edits for typos, etc.

CLICK HERE to download the NDLETS DRAFT. Submit comments to: https://dlenm.formstack.com/forms/public_vetting.


The Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education (ATDLE) was formed into a national organization in 2013. It had previously existed as Two-Way CABE for over ten years. The Board of Directors found it necessary to move from a state organization to a national organization to mitigate the development of programs throughout the U.S.A. In 2017, there are over 1800 Dual Language and Two-Way Bilingual Immersion programs in the country in five different languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and Japanese.

Current Research

Many of the board members as well as advisory board members of ATDLE are leaders in the field of TWBI or Dual Language research. Take a look at our current research page for the most up to date research from these leaders. Stay informed on the latest happenings in the field.

Job Board

This is a free posting site for those of you that are searching for new staff members. Information: Position, Grade Level, School District, City & State, Contact Person, and Phone Number. We will post your vacancy for our followers to review. If you want a great TWBI/DL program, you have to find the people that will help you create it!

News & Publications

We are always searching for new publications in the field of Two-Way & Dual Language Education and will update our website continuously with this information. We work closely with our colleagues from different parts of the country to post these resources for you. If you have different publications of interest, please let us know and we will make them available to our educators.

ATDLE Resources

ATDLE is committed to supporting the expansion or start up of new TWBI or Dual Language Programs. Please contact us at info@atdle.org so that we can give you access to start-up documents and information to help you get on your way! Also you can view our resources page by clicking the View Here button below.

ATDLE 2019 Conference

The Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference for 2019 will be held from Thursday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno Nevada. We are excited to begin our preparations for this wonderful gathering of TWBI/DL educators. In the meantime, please know that ATDLE will host a number of smaller conferences and events throughout the year. Stay tuned for a list of activities planned for the 2018-19 school year.

ATDLE Community

ATDLE has created a gateway for TWBI/DL professionals to connect and interact online. This resource is one way to connect with those that are leading in the TWBI/DL field and a way to stay connected and up to date with the latest happenings.

ATDLE Trainings:
Pacific Northwest Institute

Date: January 25-26th, 2019  |  Location: Camas, WA

The Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education (ATDLE) is excited to return to the Pacific Northwest and continue in our quest to bring excellent teacher and administrator training opportunities to Two-Way Bilingual Immersion and Dual Language Programs throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah, and California. We are thrilled to continue our work with this powerful network of Two-Way & Dual Language educators and we cordially invite you join us at this year’s Pacific NW Dual Language Institute.