Meeting the needs of educators working with language learners in Grades K–8
Proficiency 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.
Learn about our assessments
Student Oral Proficiency Assessment
for Grades 2-8
Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment
for Grades PreK-2
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.
Spring 2013 Moderated Courses Now Open
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).
Registration is open until 5.3.13 for the Spring 2013 Moderated Introduction to the SOPA and Rating the SOPA online courses. Courses must be completed by 6.30.13. Learn more and register.
Professional Development: SOPA, ELLOPA, and COPE Workshops
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.
Contact us to learn more.
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