Center for Applied Linguistics

April 2017


Featured CAL Institute
Promoting Cultural Proficiency to Boost Outcomes for All Students

This informative and interactive institute is designed to give educators and administrators tools that will guide the work of cultural proficiency at the individual and school levels by outlining concrete steps for creating communities of inclusion.

Learn more and register.

Browse the 2017 CAL Institute calendar.

Dr. Joel Gómez Selected as President of the Center for Applied Linguistics

The Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Joel Gómez as the CAL’s next president.

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Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures – Report Released

This report examines the evidence on the developmental progress and school success of English learners from birth through grade 12 who live in homes in which a language other than English is spoken. Contributors include CAL Board of Trustees members Eugene Garcia, Arizona State University (emeritus) and Fred Genesee, McGill University (emeritus).

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Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

Approaches to Instruction for English Learners

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

Literacy Development for English Learners

These self-paced courses are designed to enhance educator knowledge. Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing educational credits from your school or district. The cost is affordable and CAL can also offers tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

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New Dual Language Online Course
Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices
A new online self-paced course from CAL and Santillana USA

This new interactive, self-paced online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to dual language education with a focus on the Three Pillars of Dual Language Education used by successful programs.

Throughout the course, participants have opportunities to reflect upon and practice new learning, self-assess through quizzes; view real-world examples through video demonstration; and apply lessons learned through applicable wrap-up activities.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing education credits from your school or district.

Learn more and register.


Upcoming Events

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
April 27 - May 1, 2017 ♦ San Antonio, TX

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

Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education Workshop - Spring 2017
Presented by the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center
May 6, 2017 ♦ Washington, DC

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East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) 2017 Conference
October 20, 2017 ♦ Washington, DC

The call for papers is now open through June 5, 2017.

Visit the ECOLT website to learn more.


Browse the Heritage Language Program Database

This free online resource houses data about heritage language programs around the country and features heritage language programs in STARTALK and other heritage languages.

Learn more and search the directory.


Demonstrating Comprehensible Input: Mandarin Chinese Lesson Video Clips

This five-minute video with companion professional development activities is designed to serve as a professional development tool to help increase awareness of the needs of beginner English learners in the content classroom.

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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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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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