Teacher resources


In Chicago

Illinois Resource Center offers workshops for teachers who want to learn more about educating English language learners. It also hosts an annual statewide bilingual conference and has a library with resources for teachers. www.thecenterweb.org/irc

Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Resource Center created a web site that lists teaching tips and recommended books and educational materials for teachers working with English language learners. www.irc-ekits.org

Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/ Bilingual Education (ITBE) offers teacher workshops and hosts an annual convention. www.itbe.org


National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) hosts a national conference and publishes the Bilingual Research Journal. Its web site provides state-by-state legislation and policy information on bilingual education. www.nabe.org

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) produces three publications, hosts conferences and conducts professional development. www.tesol.org