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Lessons Learned:
Model Early Language Programs


Meeting the needs of educators working with language learners in Grades K–8

Boy reading with teacherProficiency in languages other than English is critical in our global society. CAL's foreign language experts focus on language education at all levels of instruction (preK-12, higher education, and adult education), with a special focus on teaching languages to children. CAL has a long tradition of promoting early language education programs in elementary schools across the country. CAL is known for its innovative Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) interview for children, which includes hands-on activities and role plays to help children demonstrate their language skills and knowledge.

 

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Online training courses teach participants how to administer and rate students’ oral language using the SOPA (Student Oral Proficiency Assessment) or the ELLOPA (Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment).

Learn more and register.


Learn about our assessments

SOPA
Student Oral Proficiency Assessment
for Grades 2-8

ELLOPA
Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment
for Grades PreK-2

COPE
CAL Oral Proficiency Exam
for Grades 5-8

The SOPA and ELLOPA interviews are innovative language proficiency assessment instruments designed to allow young students to demonstrate their highest level of performance in oral fluency, grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension.

The COPE measures a student's ability to understand, speak, and be understood by others in a second language.


Professional Development: SOPA, ELLOPA, and COPE Workshops

Three women working togetherCAL offers workshops and trainings to schools and school districts in the effective use of our assessments and we can work with you to create a professional development plan that meets your unique requirements.

Learn more about our professional development workshops.

Contact us to learn more.

 

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Professional Development Workshops

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CAL offers workshops and trainings to schools and school districts in the effective use of our assessments and we can work with you to create a professional development plan that meets your unique requirements.

Learn more about our professional development workshops.

 

Resource Corner

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Learn more about CAL assessments.

Learn more about foreign language education resources from CAL.

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Browse the Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD)
The FLAD is a free, searchable directory of information on nearly 200 tests in over 90 languages.

Search the Foreign Language Assessment Directory.

Companion Tutorial
Understanding Assessment: A Guide for Foreign Language Educators

CAL has developed an online tutorial designed to act as a companion piece to the FLAD, helping educators choose the most appropriate test for their needs.

Learn more about this new enhancement.