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New resource center focuses on English language learners in the middle grades

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CREATE conducts a program of research designed to address specific challenges in the education of English language learners in the middle grades (Grades 4-8). Visit the CREATE Web site for updates about the research projects, 2007 CREATE Conference information and registration, and free Webcast seminars hosted by CREATE investigators. Join the CREATE list to receive updates by email.


CAL expands its two-way immersion resource collection

Realizing the Vision Book Cover ImageRealizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion: Fostering Effective Programs and Classrooms
Drawing on a decade of research, this book describes the role of program and classroom cultures in the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in two-way immersion students. Learn more.

Evaluatorís Toolkit for Dual Language Immersion Programs
This toolkit from the California Department of Education is now available for free online through the CAL Web site. Designed for beginners, the toolkit helps staff in dual language programs that serve English language learners understand how to meet assessment and accountability guidelines. Learn more.

Visit CALís Two-Way Immersion Web site for more information and resources.


Download our newest digests

CAL Digests LogoCAL has digests available that can be downloaded for free from our Web site. Our most recent titles are shown below. Visit our Web site to download free digests from our complete collection.

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

Cultural Orientation for Refugees

Foreign Language Immersion Programs: Features and Trends Over 35 Years

Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research


New heritage languages Web site unveiled

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The Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages has revamped its Web site to offer expanded content and improved navigation. Visit the Heritage Languages site.



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