Center for Applied Linguistics

February 2017


Announcing New CAL Institute
English Learners and Effective Response to Intervention (RTI) Strategies

This two-day informative workshop focuses on the RTI process of students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds working to acquire a new language and succeed in the classroom. Participants will examine and discuss the RTI process, review instructional practices and develop goals and implementation plans.

Learn more and register.

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Promoting Spanish Language Development for Emergent Bilinguals
Cómo fomentar el desarrollo del español en estudiantes bilingües emergentes
March 2 - 3, 2017

Join CAL and WIDA to 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.

There is still time to register. Learn more and register.


Dual Language Education Fundamentals Workshops
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
April 25, 2017 ♦ Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 27, 2017 ♦ Charlotte, NC

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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CAL-HMH Announce Partnership to Promote English Learning in Latin America

CAL is pleased to announce its partnership with Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt (HMH) to provide products and services designed to support English language teaching and learning. Initial offerings include the CAL English Proficiency Tests for Teachers and Students and a range of research-based professional development services.

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Upcoming Conferences

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) 2017 Annual Conference
February 23-25, 2017 ♦ Dallas, TX

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2017 Annual Conference
March 18-21, 2017 ♦ Portland, OR

TESOL 2017: Registration Now Open International Convention and English Language Expo
March 21-24, 2017 ♦ Seattle, WA
CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2017 Annual Conference
March 23-26, 2017 ♦ Anaheim, CA
CAL and Santillana USA are proud to be sponsors of this event.

Sixth Annual Southern New England Regional Conference for Dual Language Programs
March 25, 2017 ♦ Willimantic, CT

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


New Dual Language Online Course
Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices
A new online self-paced course from CAL and Santillana USA

This new interactive, self-paced online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to dual language education with a focus on the Three Pillars of Dual Language Education used by successful programs.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing education credits from your school or district.

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Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

Literacy Development for English Learners

These self-paced courses are 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 offer tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

Learn more and register.


TIRF 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Grants Competition Announced

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is seeking applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to a range of topics in English language education. Awards are funded up to $5,000. The application deadline is April 26, 2017.

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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.

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English Language Teaching as a Second Career

The first in the CAL Series on Language Education published by Multilingual Matters, this book explores the experiences of adults who train to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) as a second, third, or fourth career.

Learn more.


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