In a 7-year study where half the students are ELLs, setting a school-wide goal of improved writing skills and using a genres-based instructional method improved the performance of EL students on state and internal assessments.
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A new congressional compromise would remove many of the unpopular law's more onerous provisions but would still rely on frequent testing.
Boston struggles to keep up with ESOL demands for adult English learners.
The National Research Foundation released a plan to speed up public access for sharing data and results from NSF-funded studies.
A new study compares how speakers of two languages put different emphasis on actions and their consequences, influencing the way they think about the world.
Research on early language development trends and best practices is addressed in this blog post.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. Joshua A. Fishman, a beloved teacher and influential scholar. His scholarship was recognized throughout the world for its importance and its relevance about the language issues prevalent in society.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. James E. Alatis, a visionary in the field of English language teaching and a founding member and first executive director of TESOL International Association.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. February 19th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year for 2015. It is the longest public holiday in China and is observed by Chinese communities worldwide.
Congratulations to Jim Bauman, former CAL staff member, who received the 2015 Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Linguistic Service Award for exemplary volunteer service.