Center for Applied Linguistics

March 11, 2015


Featured CAL Institute: Spanish Literacy

Each two-day Spanish Literacy Institute provides effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students within a wide variety of programs where Spanish is the language of instruction. Classroom practices are framed by an understanding of Spanish language arts standards and linguistic features in Spanish.

Visit our website to learn more and register.

Introducing BEST Plus 2.0

BEST Plus 2.0 is CAL's first enhanced version of this operational testing program and will be available in the program year beginning July 2015. Learn more.

Join CAL Staff at our TESOL 2015 Exhibitor Session on March 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm ET.

Sign up for one of the BEST Plus 2.0 Webinars
Monday, April 13, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 am Eastern Time
4:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Email CAL to register.


Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship

The Center for Applied Linguistics and Stanford University are pleased to announce the Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship. This award honors the life and legacy of the man who, among his many accomplishments, founded the Center for Applied Linguistics and established the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University.

Congratulations to Dr. Thom Huebner, recipient of the inaugural Charles A. Ferguson Award. Dr. Huebner was selected because his career and accomplishments, as well as his close connections to Charles Ferguson, clearly demonstrate a deep commitment to scholarship and making a difference in the world.

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In Memoriam

CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleagues and friends, who each brought invaluable and innovative ideas and research to the field. They will be missed by all those whose lives they touched.

James E. Alatis, PhD A visionary in the field of English language teaching and a founding member and first executive director of TESOL International Association. Read more.

Joshua A. Fishman, PhD His scholarship was recognized throughout the world for its importance and its relevance about the language issues prevalent in society. Read more.

Richard Ruiz, PhD His vision and commitment to language learning and equity were unequalled. Read more.


Featured Event: AAAL 2015 Conference
March 21-24, 2015, 2015 ♦ Toronto, Canada

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the AAAL Conference. Visit us at table #30.

View CAL staff presentations at AAAL 2015.


Featured Event: TESOL International 2015 Convention & English Language Expo
March 25-28, 2015, 2015 ♦ Toronto, Canada

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the TESOL Convention. Visit us at booth #1709.

View CAL staff presentations at TESOL 2015.


Language Policy and Peace Building Event - Watch the Video

This successful event was held in honor of International Mother Language Day on February 23, 2015. It featured a keynote video address by Dr. Joseph Lo Bianco, followed by presentations by experts in the field and roundtable discussions. The event was recorded and, along with the video by Dr. Lo Bianco, is available for viewing.

Watch the video from the event.


Education Connections: Access to Free Online Resources

Join this free online community that provides access to a wide range of resources and helps educators of English learners share best practices.

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

Learn more and join today.


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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Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Research, Policy, and Educational Practice

This timely and comprehensive publication provides a state-of-the-art overview of major issues related to heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States, providing a foundational perspective on how these languages are learned and used in a variety of contexts and outlining the importance of drawing on these languages as valuable national resources.

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Language Policy Processes and Consequences: Arizona Case Studies

This book traces the recent socio-historical trajectory of educational language policy in Arizona, and includes chapters by scholars and practitioners who have been directly involved in documenting, and contesting, Arizona's restrictive English-only policies.

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