This commentary aims to provide insight into the program evaluation process through a concrete example of how CAL conducts evaluation for the Peace Corps TEFL Certificate program.
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Language Research suggests language and culture can influence how people perceive and categorize color.
Multilingual students at a Georgia high school recently taught dual language immersion students at an elementary school.
A Virginia high school has created a weekly class to help develop language skills for students learning Spanish or English as a second language.
This commentary examines how teacher career pathways are extending to high school settings to engage bilingual students and students of color to consider teaching as a career option.
A Kansas elementary school with a student body that speaks more than 50 languages is helping refugee and immigrant students learn English and adjust to going to school in the U.S.
An Alabama school district is adding to its world languages program to build global competency and language skills in students.
An Iowa school district has expanded its newcomers program to middle school to help incoming English language learners.
California has awarded grants to some districts and county education offices to hire more bilingual teachers to meet demand in growing language programs.
The International Baccalaureate program has grown during the past 50 years - starting as a program for students in elite international schools to a growing list of more than 1,800 public and private schools worldwide.
This commentary provides answers to frequently asked questions about test development from CAL's assessment specialists.
Three schools in a Texas district are piloting a program that uses a one-way dual language approach to bilingual education.
The brains of bilingual people turn off one language system before turning on the second one when they change languages, according to a recently published study.
More than half of K-12 students in New Jersey are learning a world language, ranking it highest among US states, according to a recent report.
Educators who teach in the dual immersion programs in California say learning two languages is helping students improve their proficiency in both tongues and promotes cultural learning.
CAL is saddened by the passing of María Torres-Guzmán, an advocate, researcher and leader for social justice and education for English learners.
Eleven high school students in Oregon recently were trained how to lead science lessons for bilingual English- and Spanish-immersion third-graders.
CAL Spotlight on the Chinese Education Center Elementary School: A Newcomer Program in San Francisco
This CAL spotlight article features excerpts from an interview with Victor Tam, principal of the Chinese Education Center (CEC) in San Francisco, and includes guiding questions for school leaders on serving newcomers.
The 2018 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, will provide funding up to $1,500 for 10 K-12 Arabic language educators to support their attendance at the 2018 ACTFL Convention.
A Colorado school district is working to improve language services to communicate with parents whose first language is not English.
US primary and secondary students are less likely to study a foreign language in school as compared to peers in Europe, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
A five-week immersion program is connecting families that have recently come to the U.S. from countries such as Syria with college students who have taken at least two years of college-level Arabic.
Rising fifth- and sixth-graders in a Virginia school district are learning Chinese and Russian during a free four-week program funded by a grant from the federal government.
A new law in NC will allow Cherokees without degrees or certification to teach the tribe's language and cultural history to tribal students.
This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.