Center for Applied Linguistics

October 2016


Learn and Earn Credit with CAL Institutes

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

Browse the CAL Institute calendar and register today. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

View the complete calendar and register.

There’s Still Time to Register for Our Fall CAL Institutes

Spanish Literacy Institute: Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development
November 15 - 16, 2016

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies
December 6 - 7, 2016

Promoting Cultural Proficiency to Boost Outcomes for All Students
December 8 - 9, 2016

Learn more and register.


CAL and WIDA Collaborative Symposium

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

March 2 - 3, 2017

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.


New 2017 Dates Announced
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.

Registration will open soon. Watch our website for updates.


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 also offers tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

Learn more and register.

Coming in November from CAL and Santillana USA
Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices

Watch our website for updates.


Featured Event

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

CAL is proud to be a partner and sponsor of La Cosecha 2016. This annual conference, hosted by 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.

View CAL staff presentations at La Cosecha 2016.


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, Twenty Years of Promoting Academic Language and Literacy with the SIOP Model: Past, Present, and Future with Deborah Short and Jennifer Himmel, November 9, 2016, 7:00-8:00 pm ET.

Join today.


CAL Board of Trustees Announces Search for CAL President

The Board of Trustees for the Center for Applied Linguistics has established a Presidential Search Committee to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive search for CAL’s next leader.

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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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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

The fifth edition of this bestselling book from Multilingual Matters provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group, and national levels.

Learn more.


Refugees from Syria

This Refugee Backgrounder provides resettlement communities with basic information about Syrian refugees. It includes a brief guide to Syria’s history, people, and cultures and looks at the current crisis in Syria and conditions faced by refugees.

Download the free PDF.


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