Taking Bilingual Education to the Next Level
Since 1975, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to advocate for educational equity and academic excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.
NABE’s priorities include: Improving instructional programs and practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children; providing bilingual and dual language educators with high-quality professional development opportunities; securing adequate funding for quality dual language programs serving English Learners (ELs); and keeping the rights of ELs clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with sustainable educational reforms.
NABE Supports the Education of English Language Learners
As tireless advocates, NABE works to influence, support and create policies, programs, research, pedagogy and quality professional development because investing in our children’s education is an investment in our nation’s future leadership and our world’s well-being. By using native and second languages in everyday life, we not only develop intercultural understanding, but we also show by example that we respect and can effectively cross cultural and linguistic borders.
NABE has 20 state/regional affiliates and 4 international affiliates, which collectively represent more than 5,000 members. These members include bilingual and English learner (ELs) teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, administrators, professors, advocates, researchers, and policy makers.
Bilingualism and Biliteracy for all are admirable goals for everyone. We embrace this mantra and advocate academically learning more than two languages and cultures.
Our annual conference is the only gathering of professionals in the United States dedicated to exploring topics of interest for teachers, administrators, and parents of ELs, which include dual language education, second language acquisition, bilingual education, assessment and accountability, teacher training, special education, and grassroots activism.