Center for Applied Linguistics

January 2016

CAL Institutes: 2016 Calendar Now Available

The complete and expanded 2016 Institutes calendar is now available. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

Visit our website to learn more and register.

New CAL Institute in Development
Building Educational Communities of Inclusion: Cultural Proficiency and Equity

June 1 - 2, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

Learn effective strategies to promote cultural proficiency in your campus and/or school district by advocating for equity and social justice as a means to create educational access and opportunity for every student, their family, and the community they live in.

Watch our website for updates.


CAL and WIDA Launch New Collaborative Symposium

Promoting Spanish Language Development for Emergent Bilinguals
Como Fomentar el Desarrollo del Español en Estudiantes Bilingües Emergentes

April 14 - 15, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC
Summer 2016 ♦ Madison, WI

Learn research-based practitioner strategies to develop the Spanish language skills of emergent bilinguals aligned with WIDA’s Spanish Language Development Standards and CAL’s proven Spanish instruction techniques.

Learn more and register today.

Update from NCELA

The new NCELA website has launched, featuring the English Learner Tool Kit developed to support state and local education agencies in meeting their obligations to English Learners (ELs).

Sign up for the bimonthly enewsletter, NCELA Nexus, designed to keep you up-to-date on new resources, upcoming events and provides links to opportunities for jobs, education, and funding related to education of ELs and the EL community.

Visit the NCELA website.

National Research Summit on the Early Care and Education of Dual Language Learners - Publications Now Available

The Summit focused on new directions in research, policy and practice on the early care and education of dual language learners and produced a variety of publications, including briefs and commissioned papers.

Learn more and download the publications.

Featured Event: TESOL 2016: Registration Now Open
April 5-8, 2016 ♦ Baltimore, MD

Registration is now open for this annual convention. In 2016, TESOL International Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this milestone event.

Learn more.

Upcoming Event: A Symposium on Language and the Sustainable Development Goals
April 21-22, 2016 ♦ New York, NY

The Study Group on Language at the United Nations, in cooperation with The Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, will hold a symposium to discuss topics that relate to the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals. A call for brief 20-minute papers is currently open. The proposal submission deadline is February 15, 2016. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

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New Self-Paced Online Course Now Available Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

This new self-paced online course from CAL is designed to help teachers and administrators increase their knowledge of research-based sheltered instruction to support the language and content learning needs of English learners.

Learn more and register.

Browse the Heritage Language Program Database

Under the auspices of the STARTALK project, the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning has developed the Heritage Program Directory. This free online resource houses data about heritage language programs around the country and features heritage language programs in STARTALK and other heritage languages.

Learn more and search the directory.

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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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.

Learn more.

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