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New Language Policy Research Network Website Launched
CAL is pleased to host the Language Policy Research Network (LPREN), created by the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, (the International Association of Applied Linguistics) Research Networks committee in 2006.
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Learn more about VIAS,
CAL's new research project.

National Literacy Panel
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Reseachers Speak Out


The Working Group on ELL Policy, an independent group of ELL researchers, academics, and policy experts, address current policy issues affecting English language learners.

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Resource Corner


Research is a critical part of CAL’s mission. CAL is involved in a variety of research projects and much of our grant and project work includes a substantial research component. CAL publishes the findings, professional opinions, and best practices developed as a result of our research. We’re also focused on using our research as a foundation for the development of pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions to a variety of issues related to language and culture.

In recent years, CAL has led or participated in projects aimed at developing new knowledge relevant to the critical factors that influence the development of English-language literacy in children and adolescents. We have studied the effects of particular instructional models on student academic performance and reviewed the research literature on the development of literacy among language minority children and youth. To bring valuable contributions to the field, CAL has received funding from, among others, the U.S. Department of Education, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Rockefeller Foundation, and local and state education agencies.

We invite you to review our list of current and recent research projects. If you are interested in working with CAL on a research project, please contact us.

foreign language teaching photoReport from the National K-12 Foreign Language Survey.

Learn more about the survey and read the executive summary. Order online at the CAL Store.

Read the resolution by CAL's Board of Trustees.

Digests are free short reports that synthesize current research and highlight topics of interest covering a variety of subjects.

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Principles of Instructed Second Language Acquisition
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Integrated Content and Language Instruction
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Singable Books: Sing and Read Your Way to English Proficiency
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Additional Resources of Interest

Quality Counts Cover ImageQuality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population
How English-Language Learners Are Putting Schools to the Test
CAL worked with Education Week to create a downloadable PDF of selected articles from the recent Quality Counts 2009, the latest in a series of annual report cards tracking state education policies and outcomes.

This PDF features three articles from the report that reference CAL's research on the education of English language learners. Learn more.