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English and Spanish pamphlets are available.
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for the order form and email over to registration@atdle.org.

School Climate Survey

ATDLE, in partnership with professor/DLE researcher (and former DLE teacher) Nicholas Block at Biola University, invites you to participate in a survey that explores the social climate in our DLE schools, especially those schools where there is also a mainstream English strand. 

As Dual language education (DLE) programs have grown in number dramatically in the past decade, differing opinions on multilingualism and on DLE programs themselves along with other factors can create tensions – often unspoken – in school communities. These can present serious challenges for leadership, which has the task of keeping the staff and parent communities unified and mutually supportive. Of course, there are many other challenges that DLE programs face too that we would like to learn about.

There are no easy answers to most of these dilemmas, but your experience and wisdom can offer steps to address the issues that our schools face in maintaining a positive, nurturing environment. 

Your participation would be greatly appreciated and will contribute to our knowledge of what is happening in schools with DLE programs. The findings will be widely disseminated, so your anonymous responses can help our DLE schools thrive! 

The survey should take about 10-12 minutes. Please click here to take the survey.

Study Abroad in Spain!

We want to share this fantastic opportunity for dual language teachers regarding our School of Education’s 2023 Summer Study Abroad Program for Teachers of Spanish at the University of Valladolid, Spain in partnership with our Office of Global Education. Please join us for our Wednesday online informational meeting. For more information about the program and application, please click here.

Bilingual Students Do Better On Tests Than Native English Speakers. Why?

Click here to read this new article by EdSource.

Bilingual Educator Grant Program
Empowering Bilingual Teachers And Students

Click here to learn more about the grant program.


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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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.

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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.