CAL designed and manages English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS), an intensive program that enables adult native speakers of critical languages to develop the English proficiency they need to succeed in professional positions in the federal government. EHLS is funded by the National Security Education Program and is conducted in partnership with Georgetown University.
CAL collaborates with the 31-state WIDA Consortium in its work to provide standards-based assessments for English language learners, most prominently on the Consortium’s assessment of English language proficiency, ACCESS for ELLs®. The test is currently taken by over 1,000,000 students annually.
The Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center, housed at CAL, provides technical assistance regarding the cultural and community orientation refugees receive, either before their resettlement in the United States or after their arrival, as well as about their likely resettlement needs.
STARTALK was created in 2006 to provide learning opportunities in the critical languages for students (K-16) and professional development for teachers of the critical languages, mainly through programs offered during the summer.
Accelerating the Common Core Promoting Educator Networks: Standards-Based Instruction for Secondary English Learners (PEN)
CAL is partnering with the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, on this two-year project to provide support for secondary teachers working to implement the Common Core with English learners.
CAL's experienced staff conduct large-scale and small-scale projects on a wide variety of topics related to our mission, with as many as 50 projects at any given time, with periods of performance from a few days to 5 years or more.
|Academic Literacy Through Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners in Secondary Schools||Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation|
|Accelerating the Common Core Promoting Educator Networks: Standards-Based Instruction for Secondary English Learners (PEN)||Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Acquiring Literacy in English: Crosslinguistic, Intralinguistic, and Developmental Factors||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences|
|ACTFL Assessment for Performance and Proficiency of Languages (AAPPL)||U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)|
|Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages||Center for Applied Linguistics|
|Arabic Language Network K-12||U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from The George Washington University|
|Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC)||U.S. Department of Education|
|Assessment of Study Abroad||U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from Georgetown University|
|Assessment to Enhance English Literacy Development Among Spanish-Speaking Children in Grades K-3 (PALS Español)||U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, via subcontract from the University of Virginia|
|Assessment Training Online (ATOL)||U.S. Department of Education|