Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

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Dual Language Education Basics

1.5 hour presentation

This is an overview presentation for leaders of a district or school considering a Dual Language Education program.  Leadership includes Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, English Learner Directors, School Principals, School Committee and other district leaders.

The presentation provides a foundational knowledge of Dual Language Education as well as an understanding of the planning and commitment required to build a successful program.

This presentation on Dual Language Education includes:

    • Explanation of English and bilingual language education instructional educational programs
    • Federal and State laws relating to Dual Language Education
    • Research of the benefits of Dual Language Education
    • Definition and Program Structure: goals and non-negotiables
    • Dual Language Implementation options: program models and designliteracy development, staffing options, language allocation

Additional Resources:

  • MABE DLE Program Basics Presentation
  • MABE Comparison of DLE and TBE
  • MABE DLE and TBE Program Checklist
  • MABE District Readiness Continuum 
  • MABE Planning Implementation Timeline

Contact MABE for further information or to request this service.

Multistate Association for Bilingual Education - Northeast

MABE-Northeast, PO Box 281 

Ashland, MA 01721


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