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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

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