Two-Way Immersion Directory Update
CAL is currently updating the online Directory of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in the U.S.
The TWI Directory is the only national resource that lists two-way immersion programs and tracks their growth and characteristics. It receives thousands of visitors per month and is consulted by researchers, practitioners, parents, and the media.
Please visit the Directory to note our updated criteria for inclusion, to browse for programs, add a new program to the Directory, or to update your program's information. For questions about the update, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two-Way CABE 2010
The 18th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) Conference will be held July 5th-8th, 2010, in San Diego, California.
We encourage you to attend a presentation by CAL researcher Julie Sugarman, who will present Creating a Culture of Equity in TWBI Programs on Thursday, July 8th at 8:30.
Click here for more information about the conference. There is no on-site registration for this event.
La Cosecha 2010
The 15th Annual La Cosecha Dual Language Conference, Lo que siembra, cosecha - Planting the Seeds of Language for the Cultivation of the Mind, will be held November 17th-20th, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Regular registration is available through September 27th, 2010.
Click here for more information about the conference.
Online Course for Immersion Educators
This fall, the University of Minnesota will be offering an online course for dual language and immersion educators, Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education. The course will be led by Diane (Dee) Tedick with Kim Miller.
Click here for more information about the course and future offerings.
STARTALK Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collection
Staff of STARTALK-funded language teacher preparation programs have developed a collection of on-line, multimedia workshops that enable teachers of world languages to improve their skills in critical areas.
Click here to browse the collection, which includes CAL's Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics.
Free Downloads: K-12 Standards-Based Units
The National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center is pleased to announce that they have made available on their website free Adobe PDF downloads of their K-12 standards-based thematic units. These include six Spanish and three French units for elementary through high school language learners. Also included is a teacher's guide to bringing the ACTFL standards for foreign language learning into the classroom.
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