Center for Applied Linguistics

May 2017

Featured CAL Institutes
Teaching Reading to Students Learning English

These two upcoming institutes are based on CAL's widely-used professional development program What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? An option for two graduate credits is available for both institutes.


Teaching Reading - Training of Trainers
June 27-29, 2017

This institute provide specialists with everything they need to bring professional development to educators who teach beginning reading and reading comprehension skills to English learners.

Teaching Reading - Direct Strategies
July 10-12, 2017

This institute provide teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to teach reading effectively to English learners.

Learn more and register.

Browse the 2017 CAL Institute calendar.

Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

Approaches to Instruction for English Learners

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

Literacy Development for English Learners

These self-paced courses are designed to enhance educator knowledge. Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing educational credits from your school or district. The cost is affordable and CAL can also offers tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

Learn more and register.

New Dual Language Online Course
Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices
A new online self-paced course from CAL and Santillana USA

This new interactive, self-paced online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to dual language education with a focus on the Three Pillars of Dual Language Education used by successful programs.

Throughout the course, participants have opportunities to reflect upon and practice new learning, self-assess through quizzes; view real-world examples through video demonstration; and apply lessons learned through applicable wrap-up activities.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing education credits from your school or district.

Learn more and register.

José Viana Named OELA Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director

On April 12, 2017, José Viana was named assistant deputy secretary of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). Viana began his career as an elementary school teacher for English language learners. Most recently he served as an administrator of the Migrant Education Program for North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction.

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Update on Conferences

Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE) Annual Conference 2017
June 26 - 28, 2017 ♦ Palm Springs, CA
CAL and Santillana USA are proud to be sponsors of this event.

Visit our website to learn more about CAL staff presentations at ATDLE.

WIDA 2017 National Conference
October 16 - 19, 2017 ♦ Tampa, FL

Early bird registration is open through May 31, 2017.
Learn more.

La Cosecha Dual Language Conference 2017
November 1 - 4, 2017 ♦ Albuquerque, NM

Early registration deadline is July 15, 2017. Learn more.

TESOL 2018 International Convention and English Language Expo
March 21 - 24, 2018 ♦ Chicago, IL

Call for session proposal deadline is June 1, 2017. Learn more.

What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

This resource provides teacher trainers and other educators with a research-based curriculum to guide the professional development of classroom and ESL teachers who teach literacy skills and reading comprehension in classes where some or all of the students are English learners.

This widely used professional development tool includes a comprehensive trainer's manual, a study guide for use by individual teachers, a DVD of the popular video Why Reading Is Hard, and a CD of the presentations materials.

Learn more.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 6th Edition

The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century.

Learn more.

CLIL in Context: Practical Guidance for Educators

Written by CAL Board Member, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan, CLIL in Context is a comprehensive, practical guide to CLIL in different educational contexts.

Learn more.

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