The Center for Applied Linguistics has provided language and cultural orientation services to educators, service providers, and businesses for over 50 years. CAL specializes in developing effective solutions for educators and practitioners working with language learners at all levels of instruction (preK–12, higher education, and adult education). Drawing on years of experience as teachers, researchers, coaches, and curriculum developers, CAL staff provide the tools, training, and resources educators need to help students of all ages succeed. CAL also has a long history of providing resources to service providers working with refugees and immigrants to help them adjust to their new lives in the United States.
From professional development to technical assistance, such as program evaluation, CAL can work with you to design a solution to meet your specific needs, help you improve your teaching skills, and support the language learners in your classroom or community. As a nonprofit organization, CAL makes every effort to provide cost-effective and high-quality services that can be tailored to meet your needs.
CAL’s principles-to-practice workshops and resources are designed to help educators boost the performance of English learners in the classroom and help adults succeed in their career or continuing education. Learn more.
Informed by CAL's ongoing research, our experienced SIOP team provides a wide range of services, including SIOP Model workshops, job-embedded professional development such as guided lesson design and coaching, hybrid workshops that combine online coureses with face-to-face workshops, and technical assistance to help teachers integrate content and language instruction effectively. Learn more.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education and Two-Way Immersion
CAL offers services to schools and districts that are planning or implementing bilingual, dual language or two-way immersion programs. Contact CAL.
Early Language Assessments
CAL offers workshops and training to schools and school districts in the effective use of our assessments for young foreign language learners. We can work with you to create a professional development plan that meets your unique needs. Learn more.
Immigrant and Refugee Integration
CAL offers training and workshops to build refugee service provider capacity in cultural orientation and in the development of materials and curriculum and to help receiving communities and schools learn more about newcomers. Contact CAL.