Center for Applied Linguistics

November 13, 2014

Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI) – Now Available in Mandarin Chinese

The COPI is a comprehensive oral proficiency assessment that provides reliable, valid results to help inform instruction and gauge student progress.

The COPI provides language professionals with a computerized, time-efficient tool to assess their students’ language proficiency.

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Featured CAL Institute: Spanish Literacy

Each two-day Spanish Literacy Institute provides effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students within a wide variety of programs where Spanish is the language of instruction. Classroom practices are framed by an understanding of Spanish language arts standards and linguistic feature in Spanish.

Visit our website to learn more and register.

2015 SOPA/ELLOPA Online Training Courses – Registration Now Open

SOPA Online Training courses teach participants how to administer and rate students' oral language using CAL's innovative oral proficiency assessments: SOPA (Student Oral Proficiency Assessment) and ELLOPA (Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment).

Our 2015 SOPA/ELLOPA online course calendar is available online. Learn more and register.

Parents Want Elementary Pupils to Learn Foreign Languages – but Where?

Research shows that early language learning results in better pronunciation and higher levels of proficiency, as well as cognitive benefits associated with being bilingual. However, the majority of foreign language programs in the United States don’t start until middle school or even high school.

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Featured Event: ACTFL 2014 Annual Convention
November 21 - 23, 2014 ♦ San Antonio, TX

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2014 ACTFL conference. Visit us at booth #7034.

View CAL staff presentations at ACTFL 2014.

Education Connections: Access to Free Online Resources

Join the Education Connections community today for easy online access to free webinars, teacher-created videos and lesson plans, and a community of educators working together to implement standards-based instruction across the country.

Enter the Education Connections Monthly Lesson Plan Contest and win $100.

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Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles described in this CAL publication were developed as a tool to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation.

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Learning the SIOP Model: Video and Viewers Guide

Learning the SIOP Model is a practical, hands-on tool for educators to learn more about the SIOP Model and its effective use in the classroom. Video clips from authentic classroom lessons demonstrate various features of the SIOP Model, and the companion viewers guide provides hands-on resources for use in professional development and in the classroom.

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Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

Based on a 21st century approach to academic literacy that is aligned with today's rigorous standards, this resource includes a comprehensive workbook, authentic classroom video, and two complete unit plans on CD-ROM.

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