Center for Applied Linguistics

January 2017


Learn and Earn Credit with CAL Institutes

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

Browse the 2017 CAL Institute calendar and register today. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

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CAL and WIDA Launch New Collaborative Symposium

Promoting Spanish Language Development for Emergent Bilinguals
Cómo fomentar el desarrollo del español en estudiantes bilingües emergentes

March 2 - 3, 2017 ♦ Washington, DC

Learn research-based practitioner strategies to develop the Spanish language skills of emergent bilinguals aligned with WIDA’s Spanish Language Development Standards and CAL’s proven Spanish instruction techniques.

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New 2017 Dates Announced
Dual Language Education Fundamentals Workshops
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
April 25, 2017 ♦ Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 27, 2017 ♦ Charlotte, NC
May 2, 2017 ♦ Seattle, WA

Learn the fundamentals of dual language education from experts in the field. Explore the research base and key components of dual language programming and instruction through the lens of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. Discover best practices and identify goals for developing or enhancing an effective DL program on your campus.

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Featured Event: International Mother Language Day
Language and Inclusion: Linguistic Equity and Cultural Proficiency
February 17, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC

In celebration of International Mother Language Day, CAL is pleased to host this free collaborative and interactive event that will focus on promoting cultural proficiency as an effective approach to create communities of inclusion in our schools.

Seating is limited. RSVP today for this free event.


Featured Spring Conferences: TESOL and CABE

Registration for TESOL and CABE is now open. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of these upcoming conferences.

TESOL 2017 International Convention and English Language Expo
March 21 - 24, 2017 ♦ Seattle, WA

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CABE (California Association for Bilingual Education) 2017 Annual Conference
March 29 - April 1, 2017 ♦ Anaheim, CA

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

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Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

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.

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New SOPA and ELLOPA 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.

Our 2017 SOPA/ELLOPA online course calendar is available online. Learn more and register.


Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics Registration Now Open

CAL is offering this free online training course that provides world language instructors with an understanding of the fundamentals of assessment. Registration is now open through February 13, 2017.

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BEST Plus 2.0 and BEST Literacy: NRS Approval Extended Through February 2019

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education approved BEST Plus 2.0 and BEST Literacy for use by federally funded programs that report data through the National Reporting System (NRS) through February 2019.

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Focus on Heritage Languages

Survey of Heritage Language Teachers Perceptions Now Open
As part of a research study by CAL and the AELRC at Georgetown University, investigators are currently seeking those with experience working with heritage language learners to fill out a short survey. Participants have a chance to win a $25 gift card.

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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.


English Language Teaching as a Second Career New!

The first in the CAL Series on Language Education published by Multilingual Matters, this book explores the experiences of adults who train to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) as a second, third, or fourth career.

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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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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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