Valuable Resources

Good Reference Books/Reports/Articles

Beeman, K., & Urow, C.  (2013).  Teaching for biliteracy:  Strengthening bridges between languages.  Philadelphia: Caslon.

Callahan, R. M., & Gándara, P. C. (Eds.).  (2014).  The bilingual advantage:  Language, literacy and the US labor market.

Escamilla, K., Hopewell, S., Butvilofsky, S., Sparrow, W., Sotero-González, L., Ruiz-Figueroa, O., & Escamilla, M. (2014).  Biliteracy from the start.  Philadelphia:  Caslon.

Gándara, P., & Hopkins, M.  (Eds.). (2010). Forbidden language, English learners and restrictive language policies. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Howard, E. R., Sugarman, J., Christian, D., Lindholm-Leary, K. J., & Rogers, D. (2007). Guiding principles for dual language education (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.                                                                                                                             This document is available as a free download on the CAL website or click below for the free PDF version:

Professional Organizations

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education

California Association for Bilingual Education

International Literacy Association

National Association for Bilingual Education

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association

Informational Websites

Bilingual Learning

Bilingualism Matters

Center for Applied Linguistics

Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence

Civil Rights Project

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs

Office of English Language Acquisition

Southwest Center for Education Equity and Language Diversity

Understanding Language

Teacher Specific Websites & Resources

Californians Together

¡Colorín colorado!

Reading is Fundamental

STARlight Consortium for EL Achievement

Two Way Immersion

Mandarin Specific Resources:

Asia Society

Friends of MIP

Jinshan Mandarin Education Council

UCLA Confucius Institute

For the Purchase of Spanish Books & Materials:

Centro comunitario de educación (formerly known as Librería Martinez, originally a Spanish bookstore)

José-Luis Orozco-A great collection of children’s folk songs!

LAlibrería-This online book store sells high quality stories in Spanish and organizes book fairs at your school.

LéaLA-This is a rich resource for Spanish books.  The book fair is held in Los Angeles during the spring months.  Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to build your class library!

Lectorum-This catalog offers books that are very durable and of high quality.

Read Conmigo

Scholastic Warehouse-This warehouse sells inexpensive Spanish books.  You can also visit their warehouse in Anaheim:  Scholastic Book Fairs Anaheim Warehouse, 2980 White Star Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 237-1100

Support for Your Classroom

Adopt A Classroom

Cash for Your Classroom


Donors Choose

Support for Tuition:  Scholarships, Grants, etc.

CABE Teachership Award

Hispanic Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


101 Scholarships Just For Teachers

Opportunities Abroad

Espanole International House Valencia

Go Abroad

International Grants/Scholarships                                                                                      California Department of Education

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