Commentary-In the News

CAL shares news and announcements about our organization, staff and work as well as periodically posting links to online news articles that reference information related to our work and mission.

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Revamped CAL Store Launched

February 1, 2014

CAL has revamped the CAL Store website to enhance online security and our order management and fulfillment services through a new partnership with an ecommerce management company. We are committed to making this change as easy and seamless as possible for our customers. We have developed a web page that provides more details.

Life as a Bilingual Blog Series: Cognitive Advantages of Second Language Immersion Education

January 8, 2014

This article addresses the development of enhanced cognitive skills in immersion education. Published in Psychology Today as part of an online blog series Life as a Bilingual: The reality of living with two (or more) languages by Dr. Francois Grosjean. This article will be especially helpful for immersion parents and school administrators who regularly promote the benefits of early language learning in an immersion school setting.

Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Research, Policy, and Educational Practice

January 2, 2014

This timely and comprehensive publication provides a state-of-the-art overview of major issues related to heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States, providing a foundational perspective on how these languages are learned and used in a variety of contexts and outlining the importance of drawing on these languages as valuable national resources.

In Memoriam: Mike Grover, Multilingual Matters

October 1, 2013

CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Mike Grover, founder of Multilingual Matters. His vision and commitment to language learning and equity were unequalled and he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

ILTA Best Article Award

June 1, 2013

CAL staff members Dorry M. Kenyon and David MacGregor are among the recipients of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) Best Article Award. This award is given annually for an article that makes a significant contribution to the field of language testing. The winning article, “Issues in Vertical Scaling of a K-12 English Language Proficiency Test,” also includes authors Dongyang Li, who was an intern at CAL when he contributed to this article, and H. Gary Cook. It appeared in the July 2011 issue of the journal Language Testing (Vol. 28, No. 3).