Center for Applied Linguistics

March 2016

CAL Institutes: 2016 Expanded Calendar Now Available

The 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.

Building Educational Communities of Inclusion in PreK-12 Settings — A CAL Webinar

April 25, 2016 ♦ 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time

In this webinar, we will examine the critical role played by cultural proficiency in successfully welcoming and orienting newcomers to their schools and communities and explore examples of approaches that increase educational access and opportunity for every student.

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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
August 18 - 19, 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.

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A Collaborative Workshop by the Center for Applied Linguistics and Santillana USA

Dual Language Education Fundamentals
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
May 12, 2016 ♦ Chicago, IL

Learn the fundamentals of dual language education from experts in the field. Explore the research base and key components of dual language programming and instruction through the lens of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. Discover best practices and identify goals for developing or enhancing an effective DL program on your campus.

Learn more and register today.

Update on CAL and NCELA

Please be aware that, effective March 27, 2016, CAL is no longer connected with the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition. We encourage you to continue to visit the NCELA website and to sign up to receive NCELA Nexus to stay up-to-date on activities and resources from NCELA.

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Featured Conference: TESOL 2016

April 5 - 8, 2016 ♦ Baltimore, MD

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2016 TESOL Convention. Visit us at booth #507.

This year, TESOL International Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this milestone event.

Featured panel presentation
Creating TESOL: Five Fantastic Founders' Fifty Years of Forward Reflection
Friday, April 8, 2016 ♦ 3:00-3:45 pm
The superheroes of language education: TESOL, CAL, MLA, NCA, NAFSA, and NCTE! Yet before 1966, there was no TESOL. This question-and-answer opportunity features leaders from each organization, including CAL President, Dr. Terrence G. Wiley. Come interactively discuss how our shared future makes the past relevant as we craft our present for future needs.

View all CAL staff presentations at TESOL 2016.

Upcoming Spring Conferences

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Annual Meeting
April 7 - 11, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
April 8 - 12, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference
April 9 - 12, 2016 ♦ Orlando, FL

COABE Annual Conference
April 10 - 13, 2016 ♦ Dallas, TX

Chinese Language Education Forum 2016
April 15 - 16, 2016 ♦ San Francisco, CA

NCOLCTL Annual Conference
April 21 - 24, 2016 ♦ Atlanta, GA

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

Featured Events

AERA Annual Meeting Speaker Session
The Life and Legacy of Joshua Fishman: Seminal Contributions to Sociolinguistics and Human Development

Friday, April 8 2016 ♦ 12:00-2:00 pm

Join a host of scholars, including CAL President, Dr. Terrence G. Wiley, as the life and legacy of Joshua Fishman is honored. CAL is proud to sponsor this session. Learn more.

Linguistic Diversity, Sustainable Development and the Economics of Language Policy
Dr. Suzanne Romaine
April 18, 2016 ♦ 11:30 am-1:30 pm

University of Maryland, College Park

Noted scholar Dr. Suzanne Romaine will present the case for supporting linguistic diversity on the basis of economic welfare theory, taking account of some specific features of diverse linguistic environments as a valuable commodity. The University of Maryland and the Center for Applied Linguistics are pleased to sponsor this event.

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New Self-Paced Online Course
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.

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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