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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Some Native American tribes in Michigan have launched initiatives to preserve languages that have few or no fluent speakers left among the community elders.
Pause fillers, such as "um" or "uh" in English, are evolving among Boston's native Spanish speakers, says linguist Daniel Erker, who is researching the topic.
The continuing demand for dual language programs in the Austin, Texas area is addressed in this article. Benefits of dual language learning, including cognitive benefits, becoming global citizens, and advantages in the global marketplace are highlighted.
CAL congratulates Dr. Antonia Schleicher who has been named the 2015 recipient of the ACTFL Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education (Postsecondary).
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.