Center for Applied Linguistics

February 19, 2015

Featured CAL Institute: Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

This institute provides research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools with a focus on helping English learners develop academic literacy and language skills while also developing academic content knowledge.

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Education Connections: Access to Free Online Resources

Join this free online community that provides access to a wide range of resources and helps educators of English learners share best practices.

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

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Featured Event: Mother Language Day 2015

Language Policy and Peace Building
February 23, 2015
FHI 360, Washington, DC

In honor of International Mother Language Day, this interactive event will feature a keynote video address by Joseph Lo Bianco, PhD and will be followed by presentations by experts in the field and roundtable discussions.

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Featured Event: Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) 2015
March 13-15, 2015 ♦ Washington, DC

CAL staff, led by Dr. Terrence Wiley, will participate in the invited colloquium, Outside-in: How ‘super’ and How ‘new’ is Ethnolinguistic Diversity in the United States?

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Linguistic Society of America Honors Jim Bauman

Congratulations to Jim Bauman, former CAL staff member, who received the 2015 Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Linguistic Service Award. The service award is given for exemplary volunteer service to the LSA Secretariat in enhancing the Society’s collaborative partnerships, communications, technical infrastructure, and advocacy on behalf of the field of linguistics.

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TIRF 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants Competition Announced

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is seeking applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to TIRF’s research priorities. Awards are funded up to $5,000 and are open to students in doctoral programs from around the world. The application deadline is April 22, 2015.

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It’s Past Time to Move Beyond No Child Left Behind: Addressing America’s Teachers and Principals

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan writes in a blog post that Federal lawmakers should replace No Child Left Behind with a new and better law.

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Language Policy Processes and Consequences: Arizona Case Studies

This book traces the recent socio-historical trajectory of educational language policy in Arizona, and includes chapters by scholars and practitioners who have been directly involved in documenting, and contesting, Arizona's restrictive English-only policies.

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Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI

Scholars and researchers present their latest findings regarding the impact of a restrictive language policy on teacher preparation and classroom practice through the lens of the decade-long implementation of Structured English Immersion (SEI) in Arizona.

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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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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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