Publications and Resources
CAL offers a variety of resources related to foreign language education. Click on any of the titles below to learn more.
Language By Video: An Overview of Foreign Language Instructional Videos for Children
Lessons Learned: Model Early Foreign Language Programs
Foreign Language Instruction in the United States: A National Survey of Elementary and Secondary Schools
Foreign Language Teaching: What the United States Can Learn from Other Countries
Browse of our collection of free downloadable digests relating to foreign language education.
Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD)
The FLAD is a free, searchable directory of information on nearly 200 tests in over 90 languages. Search the directory.
FLAD Companion Tutorial Now Available
CAL has developed an online tutorial, Understanding Assessment, designed to act as a companion piece to the FLAD, helping educators choose the most appropriate test for their needs. View this new resource.
National Directory of Early Foreign Language Programs
This state-by-state searchable database contains information
on nearly 1500 public and private elementary and middle schools
that start teaching foreign languages before Grade 7. Search
Total and Partial Immersion Language Programs in U.S. Schools
This directory includes 242 schools in 28 states and the District
of Columbia that teach all or part of their curriculum through
a second language. Contact information, number of students
and teachers, and other information is provided for each school.
Eleven foreign languages are represented. Search
Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in the U.S.
This searchable database contains profiles of 319 two-way immersion
programs in 28 states and the District of Columbia. The directory
grew from a program of research conducted by CAL for the Center
for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence. Each
profile includes information on program size, program location,
program design, student demographics, and the non-English language
used. Search directory.