Center for Applied Linguistics

August 20, 2015


CAL Institutes: 2016 Calendar Now Available

The expanded CAL Institutes calendar is now available and provides targeted professional development opportunities starting this fall through 2016. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

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Register Today: Strategies to Strengthen Refugee Orientation and ESL Provision – A New CAL Institute

September 29, 2015 ♦ Washington, DC

This interactive one-day institute will provide practical strategies and resources for maximizing the impact of refugee orientation and ESL instruction by aligning their content and key messages.

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2015 Dora Johnson Awards

The ACTFL Arabic SIG announces the 2015 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, which provide funding for 15 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2015 ACTFL Convention.

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Foreign Language Assessment Directory

The Foreign Language Assessment Directory is a free searchable directory of information on more than 200 tests in over 90 languages and serves as a starting point for teachers and educators to search for foreign language assessments. A companion online tutorial and moderated user review are also available.

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Featured Event: WIDA 2015 National Conference
October 15-17, 2015 ♦ Las Vegas, NV

WIDA's annual conference will provide preK through Grade 12 educators of language learners opportunities for professional development, idea sharing, relationship building, and strategic collaboration. CAL is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the WIDA 2015 National Conference.

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Featured Event: La Cosecha 2015
November 4-7, 2015 ♦ Albuquerque, NM

CAL is proud to be a partner and sponsor of La Cosecha 2015. This annual conference, hosted by the Dual Language Education of New Mexico, brings together educators, parents, researchers and practitioners supporting dual language enrichment programs in New Mexico and across the United States.

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Connecting Diverse Cultures: A Video Guide for A New Day and Be Who You Are

Developed as a companion to the DVD Refugee Families and Youth in the United States, this informative guide incorporates segments of the video into engaging activities. Connecting Diverse Cultures features practical and effective activity plans designed to help facilitators, teachers, and trainers increase understanding of and appreciation for other cultures and beliefs.

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SIOP in Action: Instructional Videos Featuring Complete SIOP Lessons at Three Grade Levels

Three videos, available on one DVD with a companion viewers guide, illustrate three SIOP lessons at different grade levels and are designed to deepen understanding of SIOP Model implementation at the classroom level and to support professional development initiatives.

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Teaching and Assessing EIL in Local Contexts Around the World

Timely, accessible, and practical, this text for graduate and pre- and in-service courses on language teaching and assessment is at the forefront in providing valuable information and guidance for enabling principled and context-sensitive praxis in EIL classrooms worldwide.

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