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San Diego State University

SDSU Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (formerly Policy Studies in Language & Cross-Cultural Education)

Upcoming Events

November 15, 2016

DLE MA: information on how to apply and taking the GRE. SDSU, EBA 253, 6:15-7:15

November 17-20, 2016

CATESOL State Conference in San Diego 

Past Events 

November 5, 2016

CABE South Bay MiniConference"Inspiring Diversity through Multiple Voices" in Chula Vista

October 13, 2016

Restrictive Language Policies and Teacher Leadership: Immigration Policy Meets Education Policy in the Classroom. SDSU, 4 to 6:30 PM at the Aztec Student Union in the Metztli Room

April 29, 2016 

Addressing Disability, Culture, and Biliteracy within California School 

March 29, 2016 

Dual Language and English Learner Institute 

Various Dates

Preparing to become a bilingual teacher?

February 6, 2016 

25th Annual CSMP English Learner Institute 

November 7th, 2015 

Cabe 65 Mini-Conference 

October 22, 2015 

Sonia Nieto Lecture 

Dr. Nieto discussed what it takes to become a culturally and linguistically competent teacher and how teachers can become activists and advocates for their students. Organized by: Dr. Reyes Quezada and Dr. Cristina Alfaro

July 21, 2015 

Dr. Antonia Darder book talk: Freire and Education 

May 11, 2015 

La importancia de la educación bilingüe En un evento organizado por estudiantes de la credencial bilingüe del Departamento Dual Language and English Learner Education recientemente se discutió la importancia de la educación bilingüe. 


Common Core en Español: Framework for Biliteracy Second Professional Development Institute for SDSU Project CORE 


California Subject Matter Project – 23rd Annual CSMP

43rd Annual NABE Conference 

Bilingual Credential/CORE Info Session 


CATESOL - California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 

Past News & Announcements:

Poet laureate's defining moment: Juan Felipe has been appointed as the new US Poet Laureate. 

Shortage of Dual-Language Teachers: DLE Filling the Gap 

Latinos outnumber whites in CA

Steps toward Unifying

‪Select Committee on Biliteracy and Dual Immersion Programs in California 

Cadiero-Kaplan Returns to COE After State-Level Position  

The California Department of Education held a celebration to recognize the three years of leadership that COE faculty member Dr. Karen Cadiero-Kaplan provided to the State on behalf of the 1.4 million English Learners in California.

Video: Congratulations PIQE! Recognized by and for Excelencia in Education!  

Effects of the Implementation of Proposition 227 on the Education of English Learners, K-12: 

Findings from a Five-Year Evalutation 

Student Voice: A Tale of Two Teachers and Two Poets Laureate 

DLE graduate honored: Armando Leon named a Teacher of the Year 

Lucia Garcia awarded the Provost's Award 

Bilingual Credential Students in Top Positions 

Dr. Cristina Alfaro Awarded San Diego County Bea Gonzales Leadership in Biliteracy Award. 

Justin Halbert, MA graduate’s project highlighted by Target. He started the idea for this commercial in his DLE 650 class. 

Congratulations DLE Graduates 2014 DLE Graduates 

Class of 2014 Featured Grads SDSU’s 2014 featured graduates have successful futures, but they will always be Aztecs 

Dr. Alfaro Spearheads Department Redesign SDSU will have nation’s premier preparation programs for educators who teach in dual-language programs. 

Bilingual Credential Students in Top Positions - Current Bilingual Credential Program Students Deborah Miller and Alexandra Contreras are making a difference ;this year with their new teacher education liaison positions! 


Teacher Conferences 

• American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

CABE - California Association for Bilingual Education" is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1976 to promote bilingual education and quality educational experiences for all students in California. CABE has 7,000 members with over 60 chapters/affiliates, all working to promote equity and student achievement for students with diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds."

• California Council on Teacher Education, is dedicated to continual improvement of the pre- and in-service education of teachers. Founded in 1945, formerly the California Council on the Education of Teachers, our non-profit organization represents a diverse community of teacher educators. We are informed, reflective, and active regarding significant research, sound practice, and current public education issues."

• CATESOL - California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages holds an annual state conference in the spring featuring three days of noted speakers, workshops and presentations on teaching techniques and current research, and publishers' exhibits. Three large regional conferences are held each year in the fall in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Additionally, smaller chapter conferences are held throughout the year in California and Nevada."

• CEC - Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. 

• TESOL - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, is a global education association for English language teaching professionals. TESOL encompasses a network of approximately 53,500 educators worldwide, consisting of more than 11,500 individual members and an additional 42,000 educators representing approximately 100 TESOL affiliate associations. TESOL's mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages."

Parent Conferences

Fiesta Educativa, Inc. San Diego, is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3). Fiesta Educativa provides parent education and training for Spanish speaking parents of children in the K-12 public school system with mild/moderate/severe disabilities. Fiesta provides parent training, develops training support groups, educational workshops, referral services, and the annual conference.