Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

(formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

Southern New England Regional Conference for Dual Language Programs

The purpose of this conference is to create the opportunity for dual language educators to network and collaborate, increase our professional development, share instructional methods that promote bilingualism and multiculturalism, disseminate current research, and learn new ways to reach out to families and communities.  This conference is a wonderful example of building relationships with colleagues in the field of dual language education throughout the region to address our common goals.

Theme: Making Connections Between Language, Content and Culture

Focus on CULTURE

Location: Nathanael Greene Elementary School
285 Smithfield Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860


Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Conference Registration Open Now through March 3, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Alexandra Guilamo

 The keynote address will introduce strategies that help teachers include matters of race, bias, justice and identity in their planning and teaching, and why these cornerstones are essential for dual language students to achieve academic success.

Save the Date Flyers:  English - Spanish - Portuguese - Mandarin


Invitation to Parents to Attend Conference

 English - Spanish - Portuguese - Mandarin

View Here for Sample of Breakout Sessions 

Bilingual Student Art & Writing Exhibition!

Inviting bilingual students of all ages from across New England to share with others why it is important to them to be bilingual and bicultural, and how it has shaped their lives.  They can express this through works of art or writing. All entries will be displayed at the 2019 Southern New England Regional Dual Language Conference at the Nathanael Greene School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Submission deadline: Feb. 15, 2019 to Conference Director Yael Zakon-Bourke at

    Being Bilingual Flyer  English  Spanish   Portuguese   Mandarin


 Pre-Conference School Visits

Monday, March 18, 2018 through Friday, March 22, 2018

DLE Program Site Visit Registration Now Open!

Visit the Dual Language School Visit Schedule 2019 for table view of schedule. 

School Visit Registration Information:

  • Fee: $25 per visitor
  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Most tours have limits of 8-12 participants.
  • One person can register and pay for multiple attendees. Payment Methods: Check, Credit Card or Purchase Order accepted for groups of 5 or more.
  • Schedule may be subject to change. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email the week before their scheduled tour. In the case of inclement weather, please check the MABE website and your email.
  • In the event that you are unable to attend a registered session, please let MABE know so someone else can take your place.


Payment Methods

  • Credit Card (NEW! Click "Pay Online" at time of registration)
  • Check (Mail to MABE, P. O. Box 281, Ashland, MA 01721), or 
  • Purchase Order: See guidance for Group Registrations  &  Purchase Order Payments

CONFERENCE Payment Policy

MABE Vendor Details,  MABE W-9 Form

 Registration Types  Fee Schedule
 Individual *  $  165
 Small Group  Registration* - 5 Individual + 1 Free Parent  $   825
 Large Group Registration*  - Reduced rate up to 10 Individuals  $1,485
 Presenters*  $   120
 Parent and Student  $     50
 Publisher/Vendor  $   400
 School Visits  $     25
* Membership for one year is included in these registration types for each individual


Need a Hotel?

Closest to school:  Hampton Inn Pawtucket, 2 George St. Pawtucket, Ri 

Others in nearby Providence:

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