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What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? Learn more about the Institutes featuring these materials that are taking place in 2009.

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What Teachers Need to Know About Language book coverWhat Teachers Need to Know About Language
Learn more about the role that language plays in linguistically and culturally diverse schools.


Why Reading is Hard book coverWhy Reading Is Hard
Learn more about this video and viewers’ guide that offer essential insights into reading for those who seek to improve literacy instruction for all students.


Practitioner Toolkit Cover ImagePractitioner Toolkit: Working with Adult English Language Learners
This toolkit for adult education and family literacy program administrators and teachers gives an overview of important issues in the field as well as tools to use with teachers, parents, and students. Learn more about this publication.

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CAL Digests for Teachers and Program Administrators
CAL’s digests give research-based information about topics in ESL, foreign language, and bilingual education. Learn more.

Professional development using research-based materials developed by CAL
Staff are available to provide training based on the CAL professional development materials listed below. CAL can deliver this training through one-time workshops, a series of in-service seminars, or for-credit courses (in person or online). We also offer training of trainer workshops using these materials. Click on each title below for more information about the materials supporting these trainings. Learn more.