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February 17, 2010

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2010
G. Richard Tucker Fellowship

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A new Tucker Fellow is selected annually for a
4-week residency at CAL’s office in Washington, DC. The application deadline is April 14, 2010.
Learn more.

Internship Program:
Applications Due March 1
CAL's internship program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in language, linguistics, language testing, and related areas to gain experience working with CAL professional staff on projects appropriate to the interests and skills of the intern. For consideration for summer internships, applicants should submit their information no later than March 1 of each year. Final decisions for the summer intern program are usually made in late April each year. Read more.

CAL Board of Trustees Announces Presidential Search

The Board of Trustees of the Center of Applied Linguistics announces a search for President of CAL. Donna Christian is leaving the position of President after 15 years of exemplary service. The Board and staff of the Center for Applied Linguistics are grateful to Dr. Christian for all her many contributions to CAL and for her continuing support and assistance during the transition process. We invite you to read the position announcement and to share it with anyone who might be interested. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2010.

Read the position announcement.

Register Now for Upcoming CAL Professional Development Opportunities

SOPA Training CoursesUpcoming SOPA Online Training Courses
The Moderated Introduction to SOPA online course provides interactive lessons led by an experienced SOPA trainer. A new session of this course will be offered in February 2010. Learn more.

What's Different Book CoverTeaching Reading to English Language Learners
CAL is continuing its successful series of institutes on teaching reading to English language learners. We will offer the following institutes in Washington, DC, in 2010.

Register Today!

Training of Trainers Institute
May 24–26, 2010
Direct Strategies Institutes

June 22–24, 2010
July 20–22, 2010

Visit our Web site to learn more or to register today for any of the upcoming institutes.

Online Resources

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Resources About Haiti Available Online
Free resources about Haiti are available online, including a culture profile, The Haitians: Their History and Culture, and a Haitian-Creole phrasebook.
View the resources.

The Heritave Program fundingThe Heritage Program Funding Guide
The Heritage Program Funding Guide was developed by the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages to guide community-based heritage language programs in their efforts to seek funding for program activities. The process is designed for those with limited experience searching for and soliciting grant funding. Learn more.

New Digest Available Online

CAL Digests

Multilingual Education Policy and Practice:
Lessons From Indigenous Experience

This digest considers several lessons learned from research on and experience with multilingual education policy and practice. Each lesson is illustrated with examples from the author's observations of multilingual education in practice.

Browse our complete collection online.

Upcoming Conferences

First International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages
February 19-21, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

Join CAL’s Heritage Alliance staff at their presentation, Developing and Maintaining Vital, Sustainable Heritage Languages in the United States. Learn more.

Mark Your Calendars!
CAL will also be presenting and exhibiting at the following conferences in March 2010. Learn more.

CAL at AAAL and TESOL conferencesAmerican Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
March 6-9, 2010
Atlanta, GA

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
March 24-27, 2010
Boston, MA

Discover Languages

February is Discover Languages Month

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

Read CALís Spotlights on Language.

Visit ACTFLís Discover Languages Web site.

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