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CAL Launches the First in a New Series of Briefs

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The first CAL Practitioner Brief, Implementing the Common Core for English Learners: Responses to Common Questions, is now available online.

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The Center for Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive range of research-based language and cultural education resources and testing tools. CAL's experienced staff of researchers and educators is committed to using the results of our research and projects to develop practical resources related to language learning, cultural orientation, linguistics, and more.

We invite you to browse our resources described in this section, from publications to frequently asked questions about language learning, from searchable databases and directories to free downloadable materials.

Online Resources
Free online resources, including downloadable briefs and digests, informational brochures, frequently asked questions and more.

Databases / Directories
Searchable databases and directories that are housed at CAL, such as the Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs in U.S. Schools and the Online Directory of ESL Resources.

An alphabetical list of publications and products available from CAL.

CAL has developed this section to provide helpful links to online information relating to issues of language and culture.

Resources Archive
We have created an archive to provide access to older, but still relevant, project resources and deliverables.

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As part of our resource archive project, CAL has created a public electronic archive of the Linguistic Reporter, our print newsletter published from 1959 to 1982 that reported on news, events, and research at CAL and nationwide in the field of applied linguistics. This archive is a valuable resource for visitors interested in learning about CAL's history and work in accomplishing our mission. Browse the Linguistic Reporter Collection.

Headphones and MicrophonesCAL American Dialect Recordings Now Available Online
As part of the Library of Congress American Memory series, the CAL Collection of American English Dialect Recordings has been digitized and is now accessible online. This collection of interviews and other speech recordings, primarily from dialect research and oral history projects, provides a centralized source of North American dialect samples, preserving valuable linguistic resources that might otherwise be lost. The collection was donated by CAL to the Library of Congress in 1986 and has been accessible only by personal visit to the Library since then.  Browse the Collection.