Center for Applied Linguistics

October 21, 2015


New Self-Paced Online Course Now Available Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

This new self-paced online course from CAL is designed to help teachers and administrators increase their knowledge of research-based sheltered instruction to support the language and content learning needs of English learners.

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Featured CAL Institute
Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

Increase your newcomer students’ inclusion and learning in the classroom at this two day institute. Each interactive institute provides effective strategies and practical hands-on activities for building a welcoming environment, both socially and instructionally, for all students.

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Featured Events

La Cosecha 2015 - 20th Annual Dual Language Conference
November 4-7, 2015 ♦ Albuquerque, NM

MexTESOL International Convention 2015
November 5-8, 2015 ♦ Cancún, México

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2015 Annual Convention
November 20-22, 2015 ♦ San Diego, CA

Visit our website to learn more about CAL staff presentations at each event.


U.S. Sees Surge in Residents Who Speak Foreign Languages

A Center of Immigration Studies report on U.S. Census Bureau data has found that, in 2014, a record 63.2 million U.S. residents - or 1 in 5 residents - spoke a language other than English at home.

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Learning the SIOP Model: Video and Viewers Guide

Learning the SIOP Model is a practical, hands-on tool for educators to learn more about the SIOP Model and its effective use in the classroom. Video clips from authentic classroom lessons demonstrate various features of the SIOP Model, and the companion viewers guide provides hands-on resources for use in professional development and in the classroom.

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Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles described in this CAL publication were developed as a tool to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation.

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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

The fifth edition of this bestselling book from Multilingual Matters provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group, and national levels.

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Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

Based on a 21st century approach to academic literacy that is aligned with today's rigorous standards, this resource includes a comprehensive workbook, authentic classroom video, and two complete unit plans on CD-ROM

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