The National Committee for Effective Literacy

NCEL was formed to uplift research, policies, and practices to ensure that English learner and emergent bilingual students leave school as proficient readers and writers in English, and preferably more languages, and who thrive and succeed in school and their communities.

To access their website and join their advocacy efforts, please click here.

To read their article in the winter issue of Soleado 2022, click here.

View their plenary session at La Cosecha 2022 below.

Welcoming Bilingual Learners with Disabilities into

Dual Language Programs

“This white paper reviews evidence concerning the capacity of young learners with disabilities to acquire more than one language during the preschool and school years and the characteristics of dual language programs and classroom instruction and intervention practices that support their language development, learning, and well-being in school.

This is published by the Center for Applied Linguistics and the National Dual Language Forum. Authors of this white paper are Dr. Fred Genessee (McGill University, Montreal), John Hilliard (Paridad Education Consulting), and Bilingual Special Education Experts Cristian Sánchez-López and Theresa Young.

This white paper is a collaboration of the National Dual Language Forum (NDLF).”

Spring 2023 Soleado is here!

Soleado: Promising Practices from the Field! Featured in this issue: DLeNM’s Professional Development Team discusses the intersection of the Science of Reading and biliteracy development, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and George Mason University introduce us to thier Bilingualism, Education, and Excellence (BEE) Project and request dual language educators’ input, Daisy Han, founder and CEO of Embracing Equity discusses anti-racism and dual language education, and the principal and instructional coach from El Camino del Río Elementary School in Eugene, OR share their path to improving student outcomes and school culture. Click here to access the spring issue of Soleado.

The National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards

Click here to learn more.