Mrs. Marin’s Learning To Teach Resource Blog

Becoming an ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural teacher one day at a time. This site is for future teachers and teachers of English Language Learners/ CLD. You will find resources in English and in Spanish that can serve as a guide in your journey.

Valuable resources

I use Evernote very much for note taking and just compiling valuable resources that I come across. This was a note from last year, and I don’t remember why I kept it. I think I liked the list of resources grouped on one place and just copied and paste it from CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics)  everything you and in this post is on their website.

I am sharing it because who knows, maybe someday it will be useful to you.


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

PDF: 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 Reading Association

National Association for Bilingual Education

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.

Informational Websites

Bilingual Learning

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

Asia Society

Californians Together

¡Colorín colorado!

Reading is Fundamental

STARlight Consortium for EL Achievement

Two Way Immersion

Mandarin Specific Resources:

Jinshan Mandarin Education Council

Mandarin Immersion Parents Council

UCLA Confucius Institute

For the Purchase of Spanish Books & Materials:

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

LéaLA  This is a rich resource for Spanish books.  The book fair is held in Los Angeles during the spring months.  For 2014, the fair will be held on April 4, 5 and 6.  Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to build your class library!

Lectorum   These books are very durable and of high quality.

Librería Martinez  Store location:  216 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA  92701  (714) 973-7900

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

Support for Tuition:  Scholarships, Grants, etc.

APLE– As of 2012-13, no new APLE allocations will be given due to budget cuts.

CABE Teachership Award

Hispanic Scholarships –

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

More Teacher Scholarships


UCI School of Education Startup Cost Incentive

Opportunities Abroad

Espanole International House Valencia

Go Abroad

International Grants/Scholarships

Department of Education

Spanish School Jabel Tinamit

Vaughan Town


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