Center for Applied Linguistics

July 23, 2015


Spotlight on Summer and Fall CAL Institutes

Plan for your summer and fall professional development. Browse the CAL Institute calendar and register today. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

View the complete 2015 calendar and register.

Spotlight on Immigrant and Refugee Integration Resources

New CAL Institute in Development - Save the Date
Strategies to Strengthen Refugee Orientation and ESL Provision

September 29, 2015 ♦ Washington, DC

More details will be coming soon.

Add Resources to Your Library from the CAL Store
CAL is pleased to offer a limited supply of resources from the Cultural Orientation Resource Center project for sale through our online store.

Featured Resources:

Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees – available in English and multiple languages.

Welcome to the United States: Refugee Guide Resettlement Video – available in English and multiple languages.

A series of refugee backgrounds, such as Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Visit the CAL Store for a complete list of resources.


Update on BEST Plus

CAL will continue to sell the current version of BEST Plus, which is authorized by OCTAE for use through June 30, 2016.

CAL has received a letter from OCTAE that approves BEST Plus 2.0 for use through February 2017. Once the notice of BEST Plus 2.0 approval is published in the Federal Register, CAL will begin the transition to BEST Plus 2.0. We will work closely with programs to make this transition as easy as possible.

Learn more.


Project Spotlight: EHLS Program Celebrates Ten Years

The English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) program observed its tenth year of successful operation with two major events in June.

Learn more and see photos from the June 17th event at Georgetown University.


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.

Learn more and join today.


Upcoming Conference: Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration Among Educators, Families, and Researchers
September 19, 2015 ♦ Washington, DC

Leaders in the field of heritage language education will present and lead discussions with educators and parents as they share best practices to help seek effective solutions to common challenges. Dr. Olga Kagan, Director of the National Heritage Language Center at UCLA, will deliver the keynote address. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Early bird registration closes August 7, 2015.

Learn more and register.


Upcoming Conference: ECOLT 2015
October 9, 2015 ♦ Washington, DC

The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) annual conference will feature Dr. Paula Winke, Michigan State University as plenary speaker. She will discuss Investigations into Language Assessment using Eye Tracking Methods.

Early bird registration ends August 10, 2015.

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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.

Learn more.


Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City

This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York.

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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.

Learn more.


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