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Spotlight

CAL at Conferences

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Immersion Education: Pathways to Bilingualism
and Beyond
A CARLA - CAL Conference Collaboration

October 16 – 18, 2008
St. Paul, MN

Conference registration and exhibitor opportunities are still available.


American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2008 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

November 20 – 23, 2008
Orlando, FL

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the ACTFL convention. Learn more.

Teaching Spanish to Native Spanish Speakers Revamped Web Site Launched

Teacher and Student Using Computer The Teaching Spanish to Native Spanish Speakers Web site has been revamped to provide information about the Spanish- speaking population in the United States and to facilitate access to resources for working with Spanish speakers in Spanish language programs. Learn more.


Teacher Tools

CAL has developed a variety of professional development materials
and services to help teachers work more effectively with English
language learners in their classrooms. Learn more.

The following materials blend principles of second language acquisition, sheltered instruction, and current information with best practices and classroom strategies for teaching English language learners effectively. Click on each title to learn more.

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Enhancing English Language Learning in Elementary Classrooms
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Enriching Content Classes for Secondary ESOL Students
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Professional development workshops and training of trainers
Learn more about the workshops and training sessions designed to help educators work effectively with language learners.



New CAELA Network Brief Available Online
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Working With Adult English Language Learners With Limited Literacy: Research, Practice, and Professional Development
This brief is written for teachers, program administrators, education researchers, and policy makers to ensure that those who work with adult English language learners with limited literacy have the knowledge and skills to address the literacy needs of these learners. Learn more.



Video Resources

CAL has developed a variety of video resources that are designed to provide insights on teaching English language learners. We will periodically spotlight videos for your review.

CD in Drive

Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students Video Series The videos in this series showcase effective teacher strategies and techniques in a variety of classroom situations. Learn more about the videos listed below.

 
  • Instructional Conversations: Understanding Through Discussion

  • Learning Together: Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs

  • Profile of Effective Two-Way Bilingual Teacher: Sixth Grade

  • Profile of Effective Teaching in a Multilingual Classroom

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Why Reading Is Hard
This video, with a companion guide, offers essential insights into reading for professional developers, teacher educators, teachers, and others who seek to improve literacy instruction for all students. Learn more.

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