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February 13, 2008 www.cal.org

Spotlight

Applications are now being accepted for the 2008
G. Richard Tucker Fellowship


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A new Tucker Fellow is selected annually for a 4-week residency at CAL's offices in Washington, DC. The application deadline is April 14, 2008.

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Adult ESL Resources

CAELA Network LogoCAELA Network Launches New Web Site There is a vital need for high quality instruction for adult English language learners in the United States. Visit the new CAELA Network Web site, a portal to information focusing on effective professional development for educators working with adult English language learners. Learn more.

BEST Literacy LogoGuidance on BEST Literacy Score Interpretation
CAL will make changes to the BEST Literacy score interpretation chart effective July 1, 2008. An informative flyer outlining these changes and providing helpful guidance was mailed to all users in January 2008. Read more.

EL/Civics Online
Integrating EL/Civics Into Adult ESL Classes
Learn more about this free series of online courses designed to assist teachers in creating interesting and effective ESL lessons in the areas of U.S. history, U.S. government, civic engagement, and the naturalization process.

EL/Civics Online is developed by the Adult Learning Resource Center under a contract from CAL with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, and from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of Citizenship.

EHLS LogoThe English for Heritage Language Speakers Program
Now in its third year, CAL's English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) program gives native speakers of critical languages the advanced professional English proficiency they need to succeed in the federal workplace. For 2008, our program partners, the University of Washington (Seattle) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC), have enrolled a total of twelve Arabic speakers, two Cantonese speakers, eight Mandarin speakers, three Dari speakers, one Farsi speaker, one Hindi speaker, one Russian speaker, and four Indonesian speakers. Learn more.


Resources on Dialects

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African American English Bibliography Now Available
CAL has amassed a bibliography of more than 650 print references related to African American English. Learn more.
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Dialects in Schools and Communities 
This book describes dialect differences in American English, explores the impact of vernacular dialects in education and daily life, and outlines approaches to dialects for teachers. Read more.

Heritage Resources

Heritage Languages in America Logo CAL Hosts Web Site for the Alliance for the Advancement for Heritage Languages
Visit us online to view profiles of heritage language programs across the United States, to add a profile, and to find more information about heritage languages.

Heritage Languages in America: Preserving a National Resource
Heritage Languages in America outlines what needs to be done to help heritage language speakers develop their languages for use in academic and professional arenas. Learn more.

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Heritage Language Education: A New Field Emerging
This volume provides information on research, hands-on practice, and a multidisciplinary perspective on teaching heritage language learners. Learn more.
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Visit us online at www.cal.org/heritage for more information.


CREATE

Update on CREATE Activities
CREATE, the National Research and Development Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners, presents a series of free webcast seminars hosted by CREATE investigators and other prominent researchers in the field. The presentations can be viewed online at any time. Learn more.

CREATE LogoSave the Date!
CREATE will host a conference October 6-7, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit www.cal.org/create for updates.


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