Center for Applied Linguistics

June 18, 2015

CAL Institutes: Browse the 2015 Calendar

Join CAL in Washington, DC to learn research-based principles and receive tools to help English learners succeed in your classroom. The 2016 calendar is coming soon.

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Earn Graduate Credits with these Three August Institutes

An option for two graduate credits from Trinity Washington University is available when attending all three CAL Institutes listed below. Register today.

Math and Science: Skills and Strategies to Adapt for English Learners
August 3-4, 2015

Oral Language Development for English Learners
August 5, 2015

Research-based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners
August 6, 2015

Contact us to learn more about graduate credit requirements and registration.


Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics
Online Course Now Available

CAL is offering a free online training course that teaches world language instructors about the fundamentals of assessment.

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Update on BEST Plus

View our recent webinar about the current use of the BEST Plus, the status of BEST Plus 2.0, NRS implementation guidelines, and BEST Plus instructional hours.

CAL will continue to sell the current version of BEST Plus, which is authorized by OCTAE for use through June 30, 2016.

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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.

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Featured Event: WIDA 2015 Preconference Institute
Building Welcoming Schools: Pathways to Immigrant Student Success
October 14, 2015 ♦ Las Vegas, NV

This half day institute is designed to engage educators in interactive dialogue about the policy, research, and practical aspects of school welcome for English learners and immigrant students. The institute will include a screening of I Learn America, a documentary film featuring five newly-arrived immigrant teens as they adapt to their new school and community environment; presentations by a diverse panel of experts; and interactive roundtable discussions.

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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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Making Your Way: A Reception and Placement Orientation Curriculum

This comprehensive curriculum is designed to equip refugee service providers with an effective and efficient approach to orientation. The curriculum is designed to be flexible, accommodating different program capacities, preferences, and needs.

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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 5th Edition

The fifth edition of this bestselling book from Multilingual Matters provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group, and national levels.

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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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