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CAL – American University Fall Workshop: Towards Pedagogies of Translingual Practice
About the workshop. As scholars conceptualize multilingual competence in new ways, a term coming into prominence is translingual practice. The term helps us consider languages as always coming into contact, generating new forms and meanings through their synergy. In this workshop, we will analyze transcripts of classroom interactions and literacy practices to consider the ways in which a translingual competence can be developed among students. We will also discuss questions relating to the social and educational appropriateness of these pedagogical approaches.
About the workshop leader. Suresh Canagarajah is a professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies at Penn State University. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and he specializes in World Englishes, Rhetoric and Composition, and Critical Pedagogy. An avid researcher, Dr. Canagarajah has published extensively, including numerous journal articles and five books.
This event is open to the public and requires registration and payment.
Visit the AU website to learn more and register.
CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the WIDA 2013 National Conference in October. Look for our table.
WIDA 2013 National Conference
CAL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the WIDA 2013 National Conference.
View CAL staff presentations at the WIDA conference.
SOPA Online Training Courses – Fall 2013
Registration is now open through October 16, 2013, for the Moderated Introduction to the SOPA and the Moderated Introduction to the SOPA - Chinese online courses. Courses will open on August 15, 2013, and must be completed by November 30, 2013.
CAL’s Two Way Immersion Directory – Updates in Progress
Please help us keep the directory current by adding or updating your program.
ILTA Best Article Award
Visit the ILTA website to learn more.
New CAL-WIDA Website Launched
The GO TO Strategies: Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language
Welcome to the United States: Refugee Resettlement Welcome Package
Developed to provide refugees with information to help them adjust to life in the United States, these resources are also of interest to new immigrants, service providers, and receiving communities. Versions of the Welcome package in Arabic, Burmese, and Nepali are coming soon. Learn more.
New CAL SIOP Website Launched
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Free Webinar: Financial Literacy Materials for Adults With Limited English Reading Proficiency
Please join Deborah Kennedy and Miriam Burt of the Center for Applied Linguistics and Jennifer Leach of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection at this free 60-minute webinar. The presenters will share free, downloadable, instructional, and informational materials for practitioners working with adult learners with low literacy in English – both native and non-native English speakers. These materials can be used in classrooms, in one-on-one tutoring, or even by students themselves working online. This webinar is intended for all interested persons who have the instructional and informational financial literacy needs of adults in mind.
To learn more, register, and post a comment to the pre-activity discussion thread, visit the LINCS Community website.
View a sample resource for discussion.
Language Immersion Education in Minnesota
View a video on the role of language immersion education in Minnesota featuring CAL Trustee Fred Genesee and CAL Senior Fellow Donna Christian. Visit the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) website to learn more and watch the video.
The State of Applied Linguistics: Preliminary Results of a Nationwide Survey
What is being taught and learned in applied linguistics programs? What is the future of the field of applied linguistics? These are some of the critical questions being addressed by a CAL-funded survey of the state of applied linguistics. CAL staff are currently surveying faculty members and graduate students in applied linguistics and its subfields (e.g., Teaching English as a Second Language, second language studies) and will be presenting preliminary results at the Association of Applied Linguistics annual conference in Dallas in March.
Graduate students and faculty members in the field of applied linguistics are welcome to complete the survey. Furthermore, please forward the links to these surveys (provided in the link below) to any of your colleagues in the field–student or faculty. Broad participation is key to the generalizability of our findings. Learn more.
Assessment Needs Surveys
The Center for Applied Linguistics is conducting online survey research on the assessment needs of language teacher educators and second language acquisition (SLA) researchers. This research seeks to define the current assessment knowledge and practices of language teacher educators and SLA researchers. We also hope to identify their needs and hopes for future resources that would provide assessment information and training.
CAL welcomes your contributions to this research and invites you to complete one or both of these surveys. The surveys are voluntary and anonymous, and will take about 15 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating, please click on the appropriate link below. Each link will take you directly to the related survey.
Assessment Needs Survey: Language Teacher Educators
Assessment Needs Survey: Second Language Acquisition Researchers
Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference
CAL is a proud sponsor of this international conference focusing on language policy and planning. Learn more.
WIDA 2013 National Conference
WIDA's annual conference will provide PreK through grade 12 educators of language learners opportunities for professional development, idea sharing, relationship building, and strategic collaboration. The theme for the 2013 Conference is Language Learner Success: Building on Strengths. This directly ties into WIDA's CAN DO philosophy, which emphasizes the assets, contributions, and potential of linguistically diverse students. Topics are expected to encompass four broad areas: academic language and literacy; effective instructional practices; program management, and; national initiatives. CAL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the WIDA 2013 Conference. Learn more.
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