Center for Applied Linguistics

July 2017


Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

CAL’s affordable self-paced online courses help educators learn about key topics in language education at their own pace. Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing educational credits from your school or district.

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.

Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices
A dual language self-paced online 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.

Learn more and register.


Register Today for Upcoming 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 2017 calendar and register.


The National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey – Report Released

The report, The State of Language in the United States, provides results from a survey designed to collect and analyze K-12 foreign language enrollment data by state and the number of programs by state with information about the range of languages taught in schools.

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Upcoming Conferences

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

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference
October 7, 2017 ♦ Washington, DC

Learn more and register.

Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Annual Education Summit
October 11 - 14, 2017 ♦ Houston, TX

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WIDA 2017 National Conference
October 16 - 19, 2017 ♦ Tampa, FL

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La Cosecha Dual Language Conference
November 1 - 4, 2017 ♦ Albuquerque, NM

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The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education

The Internationals Network for Public Schools is working to improve graduation rates for English learners through the opening of targeted programs that place ELs on a level playing field with their peers.

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Browse the Heritage Language Program Database

This free online resource houses data about heritage language programs around the country and features heritage language programs in STARTALK and other heritage languages.

Learn more and search the directory.


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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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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