TWBI/DLI Resources

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Join Be GLAD at the Be GLAD Symposium in April 2024! Now is your chance to connect with other educators, engage in interactive workshops, and meet the original co-creators, Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley! Click here for more information.

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Click here for more information and the Zoom Meeting.

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

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Check Out this TWBI/DLI Newsletter From Our Partners!

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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