Center for Applied Linguistics

May 2016


CAL Institutes: 2016 Expanded Calendar Now Available

The complete and expanded 2016 Institutes calendar is now available. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

Visit our website to learn more and register.

Two Self-Paced Online Courses Now Available

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

Literacy Development for English Learners

Based on decades of research on how language is learned and extensive experience in working with educators to help language learners succeed, CAL is pleased to offer these self-paced courses 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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CAL and WIDA Launch New Collaborative Symposium

Promoting Spanish Language Development for Emergent Bilinguals
Como Fomentar el Desarrollo del Español en Estudiantes Bilingües Emergentes

August 18 - 19, 2016 ♦ Madison, WI

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.

Learn more and register.


BEST Plus 2.0 Launches July 1, 2016

CAL will launch BEST Plus 2.0 on July 1, 2016 to coincide with the new program year. BEST Plus 2.0 materials are now available for pre-order on the CAL Store. CAL is pleased to offer a discount on the BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Guides (TAG) from May 16 - December 31, 2016 to help our customers who wish to order additional copies for their current trained test administrators.

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Recorded CAL Webinar Now Available Online
Building Educational Communities of Inclusion in PreK-12 Settings

This webinar, presented in April 2016, examines the critical role played by cultural proficiency in successfully welcoming and orienting newcomers to their schools and communities and explores examples of approaches that increase educational access and opportunity for every student.

Learn more and view the webinar.


New CAL Practitioner Brief Now Available
Using Sheltered Instruction to Support English Learners

This brief describes when and how to use sheltered instruction to support English learners; discusses fundamental components of sheltered instruction, including content and language objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment of content learning; and concludes with a list of resources to help teachers support students through sheltered instruction as they develop their English proficiency and master grade-level academic content.

Visit our website to download the free brief.


New LPReN Brief Now Available
Conflict, Language Rights, and Education: Building Peace by Solving Language Problems in Southeast Asia

This brief, written by CAL board member Joseph Lo Bianco, discusses peacebuilding in relation to language rights for ethnic and indigenous minority populations in Southeast Asia, and more broadly points to the possibility of an activist democratic language planning practice that aims to produce peace-promoting language policies in conflict-affected areas.

Visit the LPReN website to download the free brief.


Update on Conferences

WIDA 2016 National Conference
October 12 - 15, 2016 ♦ Philadelphia, PA

Early bird registration is open through May 31, 2016.
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La Cosecha Dual Language Conference 2016
November 9 - 12, 2016 ♦ Santa Fe, NM

Early registration deadline is July 15, 2016. Learn more.

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

Call for session proposal deadline is June 1, 2016. Learn more.


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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