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.
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CAL Board of Trustees members Drs. Jodi Crandall, Linda Harklau, Sandra McKay and Guadalupe Valdés have been elected to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Leadership team.
Dr. Dorry Kenyon, Vice President, Director of Assessment at CAL, has been selected as the incoming chair for the Defense Language Testing Advisory Panel (DELTAP). Dr. Kenyon, having served on DELTAP since 2006, will assume chairmanship of the panel beginning fall, 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.
A new bilingual child care and preschool center opening in the Hutto, TX area reflects a regional demand for Spanish/English two-way language immersion programs.
California's first English-Vietnamese dual-language immersion program will open at a public elementary school in Midway City.
More than 500 preschool and elementary-school students have started immersion classes at a new Colorado language school.
Students at an Oregon elementary school sharpened their conversational skills during a three-week summer camp. The students, a mix of native English speakers and English-language learners, practiced listening and speaking skills.
People who cannot hear process sign language in the same area of the brain associated with spoken language, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A Louisiana elementary school prepares to become a French-only immersion school.
A small-scale study found that instruction in musical instruments can help develop nonmusical verbal skills.
More than 100 prekindergarten and kindergarten students have started classes at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District.
Educators in one California school district have worked tirelessly to ensure they are able to reach, engage and excite English Language Learners like never before and their efforts are paying off.
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.
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.
Ester J. de Jong, professor of ESOL/Bilingual Education at the University of Florida, discusses how bilingual programs support all language learners.
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.
Registration is now open for this annual dual language education conference, hosted by Dual Language Education of New Mexico. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this conference.
This blog post explores whether popular ways in which parents spend money to give their kids an educational advantage are worth the investment.
Middlebury College in Vermont offers summer immersion programs in 11 languages. This article profiles the German for Singers program, which is helping prepare opera singers who want to work professionally in Germany.
Oregon students with limited English proficiency who are new to the U.S. can prove graduation readiness by completing work samples in their native languages.
This article looks at how U.S., European language-learning requirements differ.
Education officials in China have entered into a partnership with a U.S. university to help integrate more creativity into school curricula.
The British Council is working to increase the number of students studying Arabic at school.
Avon Community School Corporation (Indiana) uses everyday errands as a way of helping to prepare English language learners for the start of the school year.