Center for Applied Linguistics

January 22, 2015


Featured Event: Mother Language Day 2015

Language Policy and Peace Building
February 23, 2015
FHI 360, Washington, DC

In honor of International Mother Language Day, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, CAL, FHI 360, and SIL International will host an interactive event focused on language policy and peace building.

Learn more and register.

CAL Institutes: Targeted Professional Development

CAL Institutes provide research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools, and help teachers develop classroom activities that target the academic language demands of college and career readiness standards, including the Common Core State Standards. The 2015 calendar of institutes is now available.

Visit our website to learn more and register.


Secretary Duncan Calls for New, Better Education Law

On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) bill, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for a new law that will work to ensure strong opportunities for all students, and protect the most vulnerable.

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Federal Government Provides Guidance and Resources on Meeting the Obligations to English Learners Under Civil Rights Laws

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice have released guidelines outlining the legal obligations of state and local education agencies to English learner students under civil rights laws and other federal requirements.

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Education Connections: Access to Free Online Resources

Join the Education Connections community today for easy online access to free webinars, teacher-created videos and lesson plans, and a community of educators working together to implement standards-based instruction across the country.

Enter the Education Connections Monthly Lesson Plan Contest and win $100.

Join today.


Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI) – Now Available in Mandarin Chinese

The COPI is a comprehensive oral proficiency assessment that provides reliable, valid results to help inform instruction and gauge student progress.

The COPI provides language professionals with a computerized, time-efficient tool to assess their students’ language proficiency.

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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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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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