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In Memoriam: Alan Davies

September 30, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of Alan Davies, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, and a towering figure in the field of language testing, in particular in the testing of English for specific purposes and English for academic purposes.

In Memoriam: Richard D. Lambert

September 3, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of Richard D. Lambert, a political scientist and a founding scholar and major contributor to the field of language policy.

Philly's Adult Literacy Problem

August 24, 2015

Since the launch of a citywide system to advance adults' skills in Philadelphia, myPLACE - Philadelphia Literacy and Adult Career Education - nearly 1,500 Philadelphians have completed classes in basic education, GED preparation, or English as a Second Language.

2015 Dora Johnson Awards

August 14, 2015

The ACTFL Arabic SIG announces the 2015 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, which provide funding for 15 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2015 ACTFL Convention.

In Memoriam: Christopher N. Candlin

August 5, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of Christopher N. Candlin, a major force in the field of applied linguistics and instrumental in its establishment as a respected discipline in Australia and worldwide.