In 2019, the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) will mark the 60th anniversary of its founding. This milestone presents a unique opportunity to focus renewed attention on the significant role of language and culture in today’s global society. Building on research, learning, and knowledge from its long history and current work, CAL will take a fresh look at the significant issues of language and culture that both unite and divide our world.
CAL’s 60th anniversary theme of Valuing All Voices represents our long history of supporting language and cultural diversity around the globe and serves as a guide for activities during our anniversary year and beyond.
Connecting with our rich history, and guided by the thinking and work of our founder, Charles A. Ferguson, Valuing All Voices unites with our mission and values – representing an overarching goal of supporting both languages of instruction and origin to ensure that all language learners succeed in the classroom and beyond.