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 39-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.
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.
|The Work Readiness Oral Language Test||National Work Readiness Credential Partnership, via subcontract from SRI International|
|TOEFL Users' Perceptions, Beliefs, and Attitudes Toward the TOEFL iBT as a Measure of Academic Language Ability in the U.S.||Educational Testing Service|
|Two-Way Immersion Outreach and Information Dissemination||Illinois Resource Center|
|Vocabulary Instruction and Assessment for Spanish Speakers (VIAS)||National Institute of Child Health and Human Development|
|Web-Based Oral Proficiency Assessment Training Course (WOPA)||U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program|
|Welcoming School Communities||Center for Applied Linguistics and Welcoming America|
|World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium Partnership||University of Wisconsin, WIDA|