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"I was teaching abroad to non-native English learners. As with so many other teacher, when the pandemic struck it threw my life into chaos. It is one thing to end the school year online, but it's another to START building relationships from scratch through a screen! I was dreading trying to figure out how I would connect with students virtually, let alone teach. Let me just say, the Professional Development Team at the Center for Applied Linguistics did not take the easy route and gloss over these issues: the whole world is going virtual, and CAL is leaning in."
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is collaborating with the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) on a new grant project called "Developing a Native Language Immersion Program Model."
Dr. Igone Arteagoitia and Dr. Kathy Escamilla have accepted an invitation to serve on the Spanish and Bi-literacy Assessment Council established by Renaissance. The Council's contributions will help shape the assessment tools used to support millions of bilingual students across the country and around the world.
The Seal of Biliteracy is an official academic recognition affixed on a qualifying student’s diploma indicating proficiency in English and at least one other language. Today, the Center for Applied Linguistics is proud to announce a bill in Congress that would expand opportunities for millions of bilingual high school graduates across the country.
How can families whose children attend dual language programs support their children at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here is some advice for families from the Director of Global Languages and Cultures, Lisa Tabaku.
On August 7, the Department of Education announces the approval of BEST Plus 2.0 and BEST Literacy through February, 2023.