Center for Applied Linguistics

August 2016


Spotlight on Fall CAL Institutes

Plan for your 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 2016 calendar and register.

Featured CAL Institute
Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success: A CAL Leadership Institute

October 25 - 27, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

This institute is designed to help educators strengthen their leadership by gaining a solid understanding of the benefits of dual language education and learning how they can develop an effective dual language program that promotes student success on their campus.

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Dual Language Education Fundamentals
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

September 28, 2016 ♦ Houston, TX
October 3, 2016 ♦ Los Angeles, CA
October 7, 2016 ♦ Weekawken, NJ

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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Education Connections Webinar

Join this online teacher network, managed by CAL, that offers resources, webinars, lesson planning tools, and a professional learning community focusing on standards-based instruction.

Membership is free and provides access to a variety of online resources, including the upcoming webinar, Effective Strategies for Integrating English Learner Students’ Funds of Knowledge into Classroom Practices with Dr. Eric Johnson, September 14, 2016, 7:00-8:00 pm ET.

Join today.


New SOPA and ELLOPA Online Courses and Workshops

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. We are also working with the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) to hold a workshop on September 24, 2016.

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In Memoriam: Braj B. Kachru

CAL is saddened by the passing of Braj B. Kachru, a visionary and advocate of World Englishes, the field he pioneered and led. He was also an influential scholar on the languages of India and published extensive studies on Kashmiri.

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Featured Conferences
CAL is proud to be a sponsor of these upcoming fall conferences.

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers
October 1, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

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

WATESOL Fall Conference
October 15 – 16, 2016 ♦ Rockville, MD

East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT)
October 28, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

La Cosecha 2016 – Annual Dual Language Conference
November 9 – 12, 2016 ♦ Santa Fe, NM

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2016 Annual Convention
November 18 – 20, 2016 ♦ Boston, MA

Visit our website to learn more about CAL staff presentations at each event.


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. 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.

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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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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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.

Learn more.


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