Resources for Educators

Two-way immersion toolkit:

Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds:

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

The Dual Immersion Solution: Instead of seeing English language learners as a costly challenge, districts are increasingly recognizing the assets they bring to their schools.

Struggling learners and language immersion education: Research-based, practitioner-informed responses to educators’ top questions, by Tara Williams Fortune and Mandy Menke (available for purchase from Amazon:

La Cosecha: the largest dual-language conference in the US, held yearly in New Mexico (

Dual Language Education of New Mexico: One of the largest organizations developing, supporting, and advocating for Dual Language education nationwide: (

Excellent collection of books for dual-language educators available for purchase at

Center for Teaching for Biliteracy:

Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges Between Languages. Book available on Amazon:

American Institutes for Research report to US Dept of Education on state policies for dual-language programs:

American Institutes for Research report on best practices for DL programs:

A bibliography on Dual-Language compiled by Dual-Language New Mexico:

Department of Health and Human Services, Too Small to Fail, Talking is Teaching, Department of Education: Talk, Read and Sing Together Every Day!: The Benefits of Being Bilingual – A Review for Teachers and Other Early Education Program Providers:

An excellent and very thorough report on factors promoting ELs’ success, including a section on dual-language: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2017. Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Printable Poster: Bilingualism Myth Buster!

To learn about the effects of dual-language instruction compared to English-only instruction, take a look at the findings from the largest study of its kind, a 4-year study in Portland Public Schools:

The complete report is here:

Teacher certification in dual-language teaching in Illinois:

MA degree in Dual Language Teacher Leadership from Roosevelt University:

At this time, Roosevelt University is the only provider of a certification in dual-language teaching in the state.