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CAL is pleased to introduce our new professional development series offering practical, research-based strategies for helping ELLs succeed. Learn more.

 

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Principles to practice approach for EL success

Teacher readingThe Center for Applied Linguistics has provided language education products and services to educators, service providers, and businesses since 1959. Drawing on our depth of experience, CAL Solutions staff understands the issues and opportunities presented to educators working with English learners.

Boost the English language development and academic achievement of English learners (ELs)

CAL Solutions knowledgeable staff specializes in using research-based, effective practices to improve educational outcomes for ELs, drawing on years of experience in the classroom to personalize services for you.

Quality and targeted solutions for PreK–12 educators

Ranging from foundational to advanced topics

  • General education teachers (grade-level appropriate)

  • ESL and bilingual teachers

  • Administrators and education specialist

Professional Development: Reflective and Practical

  • Providing strategic assistance with reaching your state’s English language and academic testing targets

  • Giving classroom teachers the strategies and tools needed to successfully educate ELs

  • Enhancing the knowledge and skills of EL educators

  • Developing coaching programs to ensure knowledge transfers into practice

  • Assisting with the development of Professional Learning Communities to improve instruction for ELs

Technical Assistance: Customized and Results-Oriented

  • Analyzing data to determine English language and academic goals for ELs

  • Conducting data-based program evaluations and needs assessments to determine program effectiveness for EL success

  • Linking state content standards with English language proficiency standards and testing expectations to improve curricula for teachers of ELs

  • Developing curricula and materials for EL progress on your state’s measures of success

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Watch a video describing CAL's Seven Principles of Effective Instruction for English Learners and download the PDF.

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