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July 22, 2010

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New Publication

Publication: Improving Education for English Learners coverImproving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches New!
This new publication, just released from the California Department of Education, addresses critical questions for educators about optimizing English language and literacy development and content instruction. CAL contributors include Diane August, Deborah Short, and CAL Trustee Fred Genesee. Learn more.


EQUALL Website Launched

EQUALL LogoExpanding Educational Opportunities
in Ghana: Bilingualism and Biliteracy
for Young Learners
CAL partnered with the Education Development Center on a USAID-funded project, Education Quality for All (EQUALL), to improve the quality of primary literacy education in Ghana. CAL led development of literacy standards and milestones, completed ESL pupil books, and contributed to teachers’ guides for biliteracy education. Learn more about the project.


Online Resources
STARTALK logoSTARTALK Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collection
This collection features 12 online, multimedia workshops designed for language educators to improve their skills in critical areas. CAL’s contribution to the collection, Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics, is a computer-based workshop that focuses on assessment training for language educators. Learn more.



CAL SIOP LogoNew CAL SIOP Resources Now Available
CAL is expanding its collection of teacher-developed SIOP materials. We recently added a SIOP lesson plan and differentiated anticipation guides from our current research and professional development projects. Learn more about CAL SIOP resources.


Browse the Two-Way Immersion Directory
TWI LogoCAL is currently updating the Directory of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in the U.S. The TWI directory is the only national resource that lists two-way immersion programs and tracks their growth and characteristics. It receives thousands of visitors per month and is consulted by researchers, practitioners, parents, and the media.

To review the updated criteria for inclusion, browse for programs, or add or revise a program, visit the directory.


Professional Development
Training of Trainers Institutes in Washington, DC

Publication: Direct Strategies Institutes on Teaching Reading to English Language LearnersTeaching Reading to English Language Learners
October 6 – 8, 2010 December 6 – 8, 2010

Based on the What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? curriculum, Training of Trainers Institutes are designed for trainers who plan to use the curriculum to provide professional development for educators who teach reading in classes with English language learners. Learn more and register.


TIRF 2010 Sheikh Nahayan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

TIRF LogoTIRF – The International Foundation for English Language Education – is sponsoring the 2010 Sheikh Nahayan Fellowships for doctoral research on English language and teaching in the Arab world. TIRF is soliciting proposals from doctoral candidates who have completed their course work and have had a research plan approved by their faculty advisor or committee. The deadline for proposals is Sept. 30, 2010. Learn more.


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