Center for Applied Linguistics

November 2017


Newcomers In Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

This interactive two-day institute provides effective strategies and practical hands-on activities to create a welcoming environment for newcomer students and facilitate their learning.

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Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
Third Edition Now Available

The third edition of this widely used resource will reflect new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education and is designed to serve as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement. Download the free PDF or order your print copy today for ease of use and reference..

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New CAL Practitioner Brief Now Available
Dual Language Education: Answers to Questions from the Field

This informative brief, developed by CAL experienced practitioners, addresses frequent questions from the field about dual language education and offers recommended reading for further knowledge building.

Visit our website to download the free brief.


Leadership in Dual Language Bilingual Education
A National Dual Language Forum White Paper

This free downloadable white paper from the National Dual Language Forum highlights the need for prepared school leaders for DLBE and outlines the characteristics demonstrated by leaders of successful programs.

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Language, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Vulnerable Populations

Read the final report from the symposium held in May 2017 by the Study Group on Language and the United Nations. The report focuses on understanding the role of language in society, the impact of the failure to account for language and language diversity in policy implementation, and best practices.

Download the free report.


Upcoming Conferences

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

Association for Science Teacher Education 2018 International Conference
January 3-6, 2018 ♦ Baltimore, MD

Learn more and view CAL staff presentations.

Association for Two-Way and Dual Language Education 2018 Conference
Register for this conference held February 1-3, 2018 in Long Beach, CA.

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Seventh International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education
Watch the CARLA website for more information about this conference held February 6-9, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

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California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2018 Conference
Early bird registration is now open for this conference held March 28-31, 2018 in Sacramento, CA.

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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.

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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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Demonstrating Comprehensible Input: Mandarin Chinese Lesson Video Clips

This five-minute video with companion professional development activities is designed to serve as a professional development tool to help increase awareness of the needs of beginner English learners in the content classroom.

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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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