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Celebrating Fifty Years
October 15, 2008 www.cal.org/cal50
CAL's 50th Anniversary
CAL50 Web Site
Special Events
Support CAL50

Travel the Timeline


Created for the CAL50 Web site, a timeline of significant events in the world and at CAL tells the story of how applied linguistics, and CAL in particular, responds to societal issues with research, information, and assistance. Our timeline will be updated periodically during the anniversary year.

View the timeline.

Join CAL As We Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary

On February 16, 2009, the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) will mark the 50th anniversary of its founding. This milestone presents a unique opportunity to focus renewed attention on the significant role of language and culture in today’s global society. Building on research, learning, and knowledge from its long history, CAL will take a fresh look at the significant issues of language and culture that both unite and divide our world.

Browse our CAL50 Web Site

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We have created a special CAL50 Web site devoted to information about CAL’s history, new resources, and special anniversary events during our year-long celebration.

Visit the CAL50 Web site.

Special Events

Core activities for the anniversary year will include a series of public events and resource development projects designed to provide information about language and cultural issues to the widest possible audience. Learn more. Team

Resource Development

A key focus for the Web site will be the collection and dissemination of seminal resources from our archives and the creation of new resources to inform the dialogue about the important language and culture issues of our times.

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CAL has begun work on expanding the information and resources available through our CAL Archive project. We will use donations from the CAL50 Supporters program described below for this important project. Click on the links below to see examples of resources now available through the CAL Archive project.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence
CAL has created a new, easy-to-use archive of information and resources that were developed as part of CAL's work with CREDE from 1996–2004. Learn more.


ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Visit our revamped archive highlighting resources from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics.

CAL50 Supporters Program

In response to inquiries from collaborators, partners, and friends about how they can be a part of CAL's 50th anniversary celebration, CAL has developed the CAL50 Supporters program. Donations to the CAL50 Supporters program will be used to make new resources available online and to support activities related to our mission. Learn more.
CAL Team
Join us as we celebrate our 50th year of improving communication through better understanding of language and culture. Over the years, our staff, trustees, collaborators, and partners have committed their energy, vision, and dedication to language and cultural issues that affect us all. Together we look forward to writing the history of CALís next 50 years.

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