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ATDLE’s 3 Part Saturday Series – How Spanish Works

Series – August 8, September 12, and October 3


Making TWBI/DLI Programs Viable in a Virtual Learning Reality

Throughout the U.S., school districts are grappling with how to plan their back to school strategies. There have been many questions about how to plan a TWBI/DLI program through distance learning.   This brief was written and edited by a team of program experts and is a compilation from meetings held this past June with experienced TWBI/DLI Kindergarten teams and administrators. These groups reflected on their best practices in the Spring and shared ideas on how to start successfully this coming school year. We hope these ideas will help guide your planning.   As planning appears to be very fluid at this time, please read the brief and give us feedback.  We welcome your ideas, instructional strategies, sample schedules & virtual resources specifically for TWBI/DLI programs, etc.  Please share them with us via info@atdle.org and we will post them for the network of programs.

Tips and Consejos – Planning for the Fall (PDF)

Tips and Consejos – Parent Orientation Meetings (PDF)

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 2020 Conference

We Are Going Virtual!!

With heightened awareness of COVID-19 and social distancing, this years conference will be presented online.  We will have the same great content and support within our community utilizing technology.  As you all are teaching remotely, we are learning with you.

Our breakout speakers are a key element to our conference, we appreciate all of our presenters. Whether you’ve presented every year, or 2020 would be your first year presenting, we would love to hear from you! Apply now to present!


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.

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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!

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We are always searching for news, resources and publications in the field of Two-Way & Dual Language Education and 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 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.