TWBI/DLI Resources

Join us for the Dual Language Teacher Preparation Pathways webinar series, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). In Part 1, panelists will provide an overview of the six Educators for a Multilingual Multicultural America (EMMA) Standards. These standards outline essential competencies aimed at addressing current needs for Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) teacher preparation and practice. The session will cover the history and rationale behind the standards, their research-based constructs, and how they can shape professional learning for both in-service and pre-service DLBE teachers. Additionally, learn about accreditation parameters for higher education institutions and the development of EMMA, housed with Dual Language Education of New Mexico. For any inquiries, please contact askncela@manhattanstrategy.comClick here for more information and to register today!

Building on the insights from Part 1, join us for Part 2 of the Dual Language Teacher Preparation Pathways webinar series. Panelists will provide a concise summary of how the Educators for a Multilingual Multicultural America (EMMA) Standards are being implemented in various contexts. Learn how these standards are utilized for state-level certification, as a graduate certificate, by multistate professional organizations with legislative connections, and for teacher preparation aligned with accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Programs (CAEP). Gain valuable insights into the practical application of these standards and their impact on dual language teacher preparation and practice. For any inquiries, please contact Click here for more information and to register today!

When Young Children Return to the Classroom: Helpful strategies and protocols from Alissa Alteri Shea at Edutopia.

Making TWBI/DLI Programs Viable in a Virtual Learning Reality: (June 2020)

Grow Your Own Teachers: A 50-State Scan of Policies and Programs.

¡Chispas!: Here is Dr. Kathleen Contreras’s latest ¡Chispas! for you to review.

Translanguaging Origins: Traces the Welsh origins of ‘‘translanguaging’’ from the 1980s to the recent global use, analyzing the development and extension of the term.

Wyoming’s News: Casper Grade School will offer an English-Spanish dual language program in the fall.

Oregon Department of Education: Seven sites from throughout Oregon make up the collaborative and are working to initiate and/or re-align their TWBI/DL Programs.

Dr. Isabel Campoy & Dr Alma Flor Ada: I Give You My Word


Check Out this TWBI/DLI Newsletter From Our Partners!

World Languages and Global Competence Day


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Bilingual Educator Grant Program Empowering Bilingual Teachers And Students

School Climate Survey: ATDLE 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. The survey should take about 10-12 minutes.

10 Teacher Picks for Best Tech Tools: From pre-K through 12th grade.

Starting Out the School Year Virtually – Resources: PreK-1st grade level.

SSB COVID-19 Guidance Letter – July 2, 2020: The California Department of Education (CDE) will continue to award the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) during the 2019–20 and 2020–21 school years.

Fluency in a Second Language: Should it Be Part of College and Career Readiness?

New Ways of Seeing: How Multilingualism Opens Our Eyes and Trains Our Minds for a Complex World

The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

Additional Resource Articles on TWBI/DLI Education

Washington Post: Speaking two languages may help the aging brain (December 2018)

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA): What the Research Says About Immersion

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): What the Research Shows

CARLA: How Can Learner Language Inform Mandarin Immersion Teaching? (October 2018)

NPR: 6 Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education (November 2016)

New York Times: The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals (March 2016)

Is Language Immersion Right for My Child? (March 2016)

RAND Corporation: Study of Portland Public Schools Mandarin immersion programs (November 2015)

New York Times: Dual-Language Programs Are on the Rise, Even for Native English Speakers (October 2015)

Washington Post: Parents Want Elementary Pupils to Learn Foreign Languages — But Where? (October 2014)

Psychology Today: Cognitive Advantages of Second Language Immersion Education (January 2014)

Education Week: What Research Tells Us About Immersion (September 2012)

Wall Street Journal: More Area Schools Embrace Chinese-Immersion Method (August 2012)

Asia Society: Chinese Language Learning in the Early Grades: A Handbook of Resources and Best Practices for Mandarin Immersion (2012)

Collier & Thomas: The Astounding Effectiveness of Dual Language Education for All (2004)

Psychology Today: 10 Questions on Bilingualism

Psychology Today: From Second Language Learning to Bilingualism in Schools 

Psychology Today: Beyond Words: The Benefits of Being Bilingual