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Update on Two-Way Immersion Directory

To continue to gather information about dual language and two-way immersion programs around the country, CAL has reopened the Two-Way Immersion directory to allow programs to enter and update information.

Visit the Two-Way Immersion Directory web page to learn more.

 

English Language Learners

Bilingual and Dual Language Education

Proficiency in more than one language is a valuable skill to be cultivated and nurtured in our schools and communities. Bilingual education is an umbrella term for many types of programs in which two languages are used for instruction.

Dual Language education is an effective approach to developing language proficiency and literacy in English and a partner language. Two-Way Immersion, one type of dual language education, integrates native English speakers and native speakers of another language for academic content instruction through both English and the partner language beginning in elementary schools.

Bilingual and Dual Language programs promote bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement and cross-cultural competence in all students. Students maintain their native language while adding another language, and they develop pride in their own culture while developing an understanding of others.


Professional Services
CAL offers professional development, technical assistance, and program evaluation services to schools and districts that are planning or implementing bilingual or dual language programs.

Drawing on its decades of research in language education, CAL offers services to schools and districts that are planning or implementing bilingual, dual language, or two-way immersion (TWI) programs. All of our services are rooted in research-based tools and approaches, and are tailored to your needs. Frequently, our projects combine professional development, technical assistance, and evaluation activities.

Email CAL to learn how we can work with you to customize a solution to meet your unique requirements.

Publications and Resources

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism book coverFoundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 5th Edition
This edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Learn more.

 

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City book coverBilingual Community Education and Multilingualism Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City
This book explores bilingual community education in the multilingual city of New York. Learn more.

 

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education book coverGuiding Principles for Dual Language Education
Grounded in evidence and developed by a national panel of experts, the guiding principles described in this book are a tool to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation. Learn more.

 

Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona Book CoverImplementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI
This book outlines the negative impact of restrictive language policies on bilingual students and how we can craft language policies that support all learners. Learn more.

 

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Download our latest digest relating to bilingual education:

Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research

La crianza de niños bilingües: preocupaciones comunes de los padres y las investigaciones actuales

Browse our complete digest collection.