Celebrating Fifty Years: 1959 - 2009
On February 16, 2009, the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) marked the 50th anniversary of its founding. This milestone presented a unique opportunity to focus renewed attention on the significant role of language and culture in our increasingly global society. Building on research, learning, and knowledge from its long history, CAL took a fresh look at the significant issues of language and culture that both unite and divide our world.
CAL wishes to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and organizations for their support during its fiftieth anniversary celebration. View our sponsor list.
Using the theme of Applied Linguistics for a Changing World: Connecting Research and Practice, CAL undertook a number of public events designed to advance the pursuit of our mission. Learn more.
One of the key objectives of CALís anniversary year was to assemble and disseminate resources that will benefit both research and practice and inform public understanding and greater acceptance of diversity of language and culture. Learn more.
Download our CAL50 flyer. (544 KB)