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February 9, 2011

Meet CAL Staff

Picture of CAL booth

CAL will be exhibiting and presenting at the following conferences:

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
March 16-19, 2011
New Orleans, LA
Booth #417

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
March 26-29, 2011
Chicago, IL

Browse our list of presentations online.

Online Resources

Logo: LPREN New Language Policy Research Network
Website Launched

CAL is pleased to be the new host of the Language Policy Research Network (LPREN), created in 2006 by the Research Networks committee of the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, (International Association of Applied Linguistics).

Visit the LPREN website to learn more or to join the e-mail discussion group.

Heritage Language Spotlight: Chinese

Visit the Chinese language spotlight webpage to learn more about Mandarin, Cantonese, heritage Chinese programs, and Chinese language education in the United States.

Read more online.

New Working Group Focuses on Support for English Language Learners
The Madison Academic Language Working Group was formed to advance support for the language learning and achievement of English learners and to expand educators’ awareness of academic language. Representing CAL are founding members Diane August, Dorry Kenyon, David MacGregor, and Deborah Short. A new website has been launched that will provide information and updates from the group. Learn more.

Professional Development

Publication: What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?
2011 Institute Dates Announced

Institutes on Teaching Reading to English Language Learners Featuring What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

To meet the growing demand from K–8 educators for training materials on teaching reading to English language learners, CAL continues to offer its successful institutes in Washington, DC in 2011.

Training of Trainers Institute
June 6 – 8, 2011
Direct Strategies Institutes

June 22–24, 2011
July 19–21, 2011

Share Your Professional Development Accomplishments
Training of Trainers Reunion Meeting
July 11 – 12, 2011
This reunion meeting is designed for all educators who have previously attended a CAL Training of Trainers institute on using the What’s Different? materials. It will feature a keynote address by Diane August.

Visit our website
to learn more and register.

Teacher and StudentProfessional Development Solutions Using the SIOP Model
CAL collaborates with schools, states, and districts to design and conduct SIOP professional development programs that will meet their particular needs. Informed by CAL's ongoing research, our experienced SIOP team can provide a range of services, including SIOP workshops, coaching, site visits, and technical assistance.

Visit our website to learn more.

Professional Development for Adult ESL Practitioners
CAL offers a variety of professional development and technical assistance services that can be customized to meet your needs and budget. Services are based on approaches that were designed and tested to work effectively with adult English language learners.

Visit us online to learn more.

Publications of Interest

Publication Set: What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?
This resource provides teacher trainers and other educators with a research-based curriculum to guide the professional development of classroom and ESL teachers who teach reading in classes where some or all of the students are English language learners. This widely used professional development tool includes a comprehensive trainer’s manual, a study guide designed for use by individual teachers, and a DVD of the popular video, Why Reading Is Hard. Learn more.

Publication: Ebonics: The Urban Education Debate, 2nd EditionEbonics: The Urban Education Debate, 2nd Edition
This collection of papers is an excellent addition to the literature on African American Vernacular English (AAVE), written in a clear style that makes it accessible to all those interested in the language and education of African American children. The authors provide clear explanations of Ebonics and offer practical approaches that schools can follow to address the linguistic needs of African American students. The book includes chapters by CAL President Terrence Wiley and CAL Senior Fellow Carolyn Temple Adger. Learn more.

Visit our dialects pages for more resources.

Foreign Language Resources

February is Discover Languages Month

February is Discover Languages MonthCAL is pleased to continue to support ACTFL’s Discover Languages campaign to raise public awareness about the benefits of language learning.

Read CAL’s Spotlights on Language.

Visit ACTFL’s Discover Languages Website.

Publication: Foreign Language Teaching in U.S. Schools: Results of a National Survey

Foreign Language Teaching in U.S. Schools: Results of a National Survey

Learn more about the survey and order the report.

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