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 from 2000 to 2015, provided 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.
|National K-12 Foreign Language Survey||U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program|
|National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth||U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences|
|Native American Language Revitalization Legislation in the 113th Congress|
|Online Professional English Writing Program||U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Language and National Security Education Office, via subcontract from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
|Parent Engagement Adult ESL Curriculum Project||National Council of La Raza|
|Peace Corps TEFL Certificate Validation||Peace Corps|
|Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum||National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, via subcontract from ASPIRA Association, Inc.|
|Professional Development and Technical Assistance for Magdalena Schools||Native American in Schools Program under: U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, via subcontract from the Magdalena (NM) Municipal School District|
|Professional Development and Technical Assistance for University of Missouri-Kansas City and North Kansas City Schools: Project EXCELL (EXceptional Collaboration for English Language Learning)||U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), via subcontract from the University of Missouri-Kansas City|
|Professional Development for Educators of English Language Learners (NYC)||New York City Department of Education|