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March 10, 2009

CAL50 Special Events

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Invited Colloquium:
Applied Linguistics for a Changing World: Connecting Research and Practice

March 22, 2009 • 2:00 – 5:00 pm
AAAL 2009 • Denver, CO

Listen to a distinguished panel of presenters as CAL reflects on selected topics in applied linguistics that connect research and practice in the changing world in which we live. Discussion will look to future trends and issues in the field. Learn more.

Board-Invited Session:
Looking Ahead: Connecting Culture and Language in the U.S. Classroom

March 27, 2009 • 3:00 – 4:45 pm
TESOL 2009 • Denver, CO

Join CAL staff members in a discussion of the impact of culture and language issues on our communities and workplaces, with a focus on how these issues affect the ways in which teachers, administrators, and other service providers work with English language learners in U.S. schools. Learn more.

Visit www.cal.org/cal50 for information and updates.

Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population

Quality CountsHow English Language Learners Are Putting Schools to the Test
CAL worked with Education Week to create a downloadable PDF of selected articles from the recent Quality Counts 2009, the latest in a series of annual report cards tracking state education policies and outcomes.
This PDF features three articles from the report that reference CAL’s work on the education of English language learners.

Read selected articles from the Education Week publication.

Calling All Secondary Newcomer Programs

High School StudentDo you have a specific program for middle or high school newcomers? CAL is conducting a new research project on middle and high school newcomer programs. We plan to update our online database of secondary newcomer programs and conduct case studies at exemplary sites.

Complete the survey online at www.cal.org/newcomersurvey.

For a hard copy or electronic file version of the survey or to complete the survey by phone, e-mail Beverly Boyson.

Learn more about the project funded by the Carnegie Corporation.

Conferences Update

Language Testing Research Colloquium 2009
Reflecting on 30 Years: Learning, Transparency, Responsibility and Collaboration

March 17 – 20, 2009 • Denver, CO
Visit the LTRC Web site to learn more.

CREATE Conference 2009
Improving Outcomes for English Language Learners: Developing Oral Language and Literacy Across the Content Areas

October 5 – 6, 2009 • Austin, TX
Visit the CREATE Web site for updates.

Visit the CAL Web site to stay up-to-date on CAL at conferences.

Online Resources

New CAELA Network Brief
Uses of Technology in the Instruction of Adult English Language Learners
Man on computerThis brief discusses three ways of using technology with adults learning English—onsite, blended, and online—and briefly describes examples of specific technologies and programs for adults learning English. The brief concludes by identifying issues to consider when using technology and by offering suggestions for further research.
Download this brief for free on the CAELA Network Web site.

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Digest Now Available in English and Spanish

Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research

La crianza de niños bilingües: preocupaciones comunes de los padres y las investigaciones actuales

Click on the titles above to download these free digests.

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