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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 having been part of a state organization for over ten years. The Board of Directors developed its national non-profit organization to offer professional training and technical support to TWBI/DL throughout the country.

Today, there are over 2000 Dual Language and Two-Way Bilingual Immersion programs in the country in multiple languages including: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Hmong, Vietnamese and Japanese. Many of the board members as well as advisory board members of ATDLE are leaders in the field of Two Way Bilingual Immersion with experience as teachers, administrators, and/ or researchers. We are proud of our great network of educators in TWBI/DL programs and continue to work to support, promote and expand the programs to bring first and second language opportunities to more students throughout the country.


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.

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.

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.