Membership Benefits


Join a nationwide network of bilingual/multilingual education professionals, English learner (EL) teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, professors, parents, students, advocates, researchers, and policy makers dedicated to promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual/multilingual education. The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional membership organization whose resources are exclusively committed to representing both English language learners and bilingual/multilingual education professionals. NABE has affiliates in 18 states and 3 international affiliates. NABE is your link to this network of colleagues who will provide you with the information and expertise you need to prepare your English language learners for a lifetime of successful learning.


  • Improve instructional practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children.
  • Provide bilingual educators with more high-quality professional development opportunities.
  • Secure adequate funding for the programs serving limited-English-proficient students.
  • Keep the rights of language-minority Americans clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with educational reforms.


  • Issues to NABE Global Perspectives digital magazine
  • Discounted Rates for Subscriptions to NABE’s Bilingual Research Journal
  • Discounted Rates for Subscriptions to NABE Journal of Research and Practice
  • State and Regional Affiliation
  • Weekly Issues of NABE eNews
  • Representation & Advocacy at the National Level
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to to view webinars and other NABE web series