WABE Dual Language Special Interest Group

Mission Statement

The WABE Dual Language Special Interest Group’s mission is to support, expand and advocate for exemplary, research-based dual language education in Washington State.  Through creating and promoting policies, sharing resources and professional development and engaging collaborators, we support bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism for all students.

Goals for 2018-19

  • Plan and present a Winter Institute to be held in Vancouver, WA, on Nov. 30-Dec. 1
  • Provide a series of Dual Language school visit opportunities
  • Plan a Dual Language Summer Institute to provide professional development for new DL teachers
  • Develop additional on-line resources and networking/sharing opportunities


Annual Membership Meeting – Mar. 23, 2018

Fall Board Meeting – Sept. 19, 2018


OSPI – Dual Language Education – OSPI provides an interactive map of Dual Language programs in Washington state and many additional resources.

CAL Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education – The CAL Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education provides guidance for best practices in dual language programs.

Center for Teaching for Biliteracy – Led by Karen Beeman, the Center for Teaching for Biliteracy provides resources and professional development opportunities for biliteracy instruction in dual language.

Washington State Seal of Biliteracy  The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes a student who has attained proficiency in both English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation.

Video Series

Translanguaging: Propelling Language Learners in Dual Immersion and Traditional Classrooms
Dr. Ann E. Ebe
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 World Wide Examples
Part 3 Principles and Misconstructions
Part 4 Guide Overview & Conclusions