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Professional Development for Foreign Language Teachers.


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

Professional Development

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.

A typical SOPA, ELLOPA or COPE training is a 2-day workshop that familiarizes participants with the assessment instrument and includes practice interviewing and rating students. SOPA and ELLOPA trainings are also offered each year in conjunction with regional and national conferences.

Contact us to learn more about how CAL can help.

New SOPA and ELLOPA Online Courses and Workshops Now Available

Online Courses
CAL is offering new sessions of our popular Student Oral Proficiency (SOPA) and Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA) online courses that teach participants how to administer and rate our widely used oral proficiency assessments. Work at your own pace and get a certificate of completion from CAL. CAL can also offer these trainings onsite.

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SOPA/ELLOPA Workshop Sponsored by the AELRC
CAL is pleased to announce this September 24, 2016 workshop, sponsored by the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC). Participants will learn how to use these assessments, receive practical tools and information, and a certificate of completion.

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Contact us to learn more about our services designed to meet your language assessment needs.
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