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June 15, 2010
 
 
 
 

Spotlight

Report From the National K–12 Foreign Language Survey

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
CAL surveyed public and private elementary and secondary schools across the country to identify current patterns and shifts over time in foreign language education.
This report offers complete survey results along with recommendations for developing rigorous, long-sequence, K12 programs designed to help students achieve high levels of language proficiency.

Learn more about the survey and read the executive summary.

Order the full report online at the CAL Store.


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Attaining High Levels of Proficiency: Challenges for Foreign Language Education in the United States

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Research on the Literacy and Language Development of Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners

VIAS LogoThe Vocabulary Instruction and Assessment for Spanish Speakers (VIAS) project is a 5-year program of research on the literacy and language development of Spanish-speaking English language learners. VIAS researchers are working to chart developmental trajectories in literacy and Students learningliteracy-related language skills for these learners, develop and evaluate methods to enhance their vocabulary development, and develop tools for assessing their vocabulary skills. Learn more.


Professional Development

Publication: Direct Strategies Institutes on Teaching Reading to English Language Learners
Direct Strategies Institutes on Teaching Reading to English Language Learners


Register Today!

June 22 – 24, 2010 July 20 – 22, 2010

CAL invites teachers to come to Washington, DC, this summer to develop a new understanding of how teaching reading to students learning English as a second language differs from teaching reading to English-proficient students. Teachers will leave with an abundance of strategies to help the English language learners in their classes learn to read and achieve success in school.
Learn more and register.


Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Training of Trainers
Institutes in DC

October 6-8, 2010
December 6-8, 2010

Watch our website for details and registration.



SOPA Online Training Courses Starting Soon
SOPA Training CoursesNew Moderated Introduction to SOPA and Rating the SOPA courses will be starting in July 2010. Learn more.


Online Resources

Publication: Education for Adult English Language Learners in the United States: Trends, Research, and Promising PracticesCAELA Network LogoCAELA Network Resources

Education for Adult English Language Learners in the United
States: Trends, Research, and Promising Practices

To help practitioners improve services for adults learning English, this publication describes the current state of education for these learners, focusing on instructional programs, professional development, and future directions in English literacy education and lifelong learning. Learn more.


Publication:Practitioner Toolkit: Working With Adult English Language Learners

Practitioner Toolkit: Working With Adult English Language Learners
This toolkit provides a variety of materials to help language and literacy instructors who are new to serving adults and families learning English. Learn more.

 

Man at ComputerNew CAELA Network Brief

Professional Development for Experienced Teachers Working With Adult English Language Learners

Read the brief online or download the PDF.


Language Phrasebooks Now Available Online
These phrasebooks were developed by CAL to serve as a handy reference for newly arrived residents of the United States. Each phrasebook includes English phrases used in daily activities along with their equivalent in the user’s native language. No longer available in print, the phrasebooks are now available online in PDF format in the following languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Chinese, Czech, Haitian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Learn more.


Publications of Interest

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

The Bilingual Edge: Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second Language
This book provides a wealth of information for parents interested in providing their children with the benefits of learning more than one language. Learn more.



Publication: Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education



Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education
This publication features a series of articles that are grounded in research and that demonstrate what can be done to make immersion education an effective pathway to multilingualism and academic success. Learn more.


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