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January 15, 2008 www.cal.org

Spotlight

The Bilingual Edge: Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second Language



The book provides a wealth of information for parents interested in providing their children with the benefits of learning more than one language.

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Two-Way Immersion Resources

Guiding Principles Book Cover

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 2nd Edition
Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles were developed to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation. Now available in print for ease of reference, this resource can also be downloaded free from our Web site. Learn more.

Two-Way Immersion Web Site Revamped
Browse our redesigned Two-Way Immersion Web site for easy access to free downloadable resources, directories, and information about two-way immersion.


Adult ESL Resources

CAELA Logo Introducing the CAELA Network
CAL is working with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, to launch the new CAELA Network Web site, a portal designed to provide an expanding array of resources for working with adult English language learners.
Watch the CAELA and CAL Web sites for more updates.

BEST Plus logoBEST Plus Score Management Software Enhancement Now Available

CAL has made improvements to the BEST Plus Score Management Software designed to make data management easier and faster.
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Cal Digests logoNew CAL Digest
Effects of Instructional Hours and Intensity of Instruction on NRS Level Gain in Listening and Speaking.

This digest reports on a study examining the relationship between the number of ESL instructional hours and intensity of ESL instruction with the progress of adult English language learners in listening and speaking in English, as measured by the oral proficiency assessment BEST Plus. Read more.


Resources From the COR Center
New Culture Profile
Refugees From Burma: Their Backgrounds and Refugee Experiences
This profile provides information about the diverse histories, cultures, and refugee experiences of the Burmans, the Karen and their various subgroups, and the Chin. Learn more.

In Development: Refugees From Iraq
This publication will provide in-depth information about refugee groups from Iraq. Watch our Web site for updates.

Refugee Backgrounders
In the tradition of the culture profiles, refugee backgrounders provide key information about new refugee groups but in a shorter digest format.
Click on each cover to learn more.

Conferences
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CARLA and CAL Co-Sponsoring 2008 Immersion Education Conference

Call for Papers Deadline: February 15, 2008
CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota) and CAL are collaborating on the third international conference on immersion education set for October 16-18, 2008, in St. Paul, Minnesota. We’re currently seeking proposals for papers, discussion sessions, and symposia on aspects of language immersion education. Learn more.

CAL will also be exhibiting at the following conferences in early 2008. Learn more.

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
March 29, 2008 April 2, 2008, Washington DC

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
April 2 – 5, 2008, New York NY



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