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September 17, 2009
Spotlight on Resources

Connect Online
Through the CAL Web Site

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CAL has created a new links section on our Web site to provide convenient access to online resources connected to our work or issues relating to language and culture.

View CAL’s new Links
Web page.

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Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: Endangered and Minority Languages and Language Varieties

Bringing together a diverse collection of papers by leading researchers and practitioners, Sustaining Linguistic Diversity describes efforts to maintain and revitalize languages and language varieties in the United States and around the globe. These papers are organized into three strands that focus on defining, documenting, and developing languages.

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Computer-Based Science and Math Test for Beginning English Language Learners

ONPAR Logo CAL is working with the WIDA Consortium to develop ONPAR, an alternative test that is sensitive to a lower English proficiency, allowing students to demonstrate their content knowledge. CAL and WIDA recently launched the ONPAR Web site. Learn more.

English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarship Application Deadline September 29, 2009

EHLS LogoEnglish for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) is an intensive professional development program for adults who have high levels of proficiency in their native or heritage language. For 2010, the program is recruiting native speakers of Arabic, Dari, Hausa, Igbo, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Swahili, Somali, and Urdu.

The application deadline is September 29, 2009.

Learn more about the program and qualifications.

CAL SIOP Frequently Asked Questions

Magnifying GlassReview our new FAQ section for answers to your most common questions about the SIOP Model and CAL SIOP product and services. Learn more.

Upcoming Conferences

CREATE LogoRegistration Now Open for the 2009
CREATE Conference

Improving Outcomes for English Language Learners: Oral Language and Literacy Learning Across
the Curriculum

October 5–6, 2009 • Austin, TX

Visit the CREATE Conference Web page for a list of featured speakers, a schedule of events, and to register online.

ACTFL09 LogoAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2009 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

Speaking Up for Languages…The Power of Many Voices
November 20–22, 2009 • San Diego, CA

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

Training and Workshops

SOPA Online TrainingNew SOPA Online Courses Set for Mid-September
CAL currently offers three online training courses to help foreign language teachers assess the oral proficiency of their students: Self-Paced Introduction to SOPA, Moderated Introduction to SOPA, and Rating the SOPA. CAL will be offering sections of all three training courses starting mid-September. Learn more and register.

Institutes on Teaching Reading to English Language Learners
Register Today!

In response to growing requests from K–8 educators for training materials on teaching reading to English language learners, CAL will offer four institutes in Washington, DC in 2010.

Training of Trainers Institutes
January 26–28, 2010
May 24–26, 2010
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Direct Strategies Institutes
June 22–24, 2010
July 20–22, 2010

Visit our Web site to learn more or register today for any of the upcoming 2010 Institutes.

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