Center for Applied Linguistics

November 2016

Learn and Earn Credit with CAL Institutes

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

Browse the CAL Institute calendar and register today. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

View the complete calendar 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.




Dual Language Program Directory Now Available

As a service to the field, CAL has updated and enhanced the former Two-Way Immersion online directory to make it easy to add or update information about your dual language program and to search for information about the growing number of dual language programs across the U.S.

Learn more.

Featured Events

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2016 Annual Convention
November 18 – 20, 2016 ♦ Boston, MA

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2016 ACTFL Convention. Visit us at booth #2112.

View CAL staff presentations at ACTFL 2016.

National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL) Annual Meeting
National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) Annual Meeting

November 15 – 17, 2016 ♦ Boston, MA

CAL is proud to be a sponsor of the NADSFL and NCSSFL Annual Meetings held in conjunction with the ACTFL Convention.

Visit the NADSFL and NCSSFL websites to learn more.

Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI)
Available in Mandarin Chinese, Modern Standard Arabic and Spanish

The COPI is a comprehensive oral proficiency assessment that provides reliable, valid results to help inform instruction and gauge student progress.

The COPI provides language professionals with a computerized, time-efficient tool to assess their students’ language proficiency.

Learn more.

New SOPA and ELLOPA Online Courses and Workshops

CAL is offering new sessions of our popular Student Oral Proficiency (SOPA) and Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA) online courses that teach participants how to administer and rate our widely used oral proficiency assessments.

Our 2017 SOPA/ELLOPA online course calendar is available online. Learn more and register.

CAL Board of Trustees Announces Search for CAL President

The Board of Trustees for the Center for Applied Linguistics has established a Presidential Search Committee to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive search for CAL’s next leader.

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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

March 2 - 3, 2017

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.

New 2017 Dates Announced
Dual Language Education Fundamentals Workshops
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
April 25, 2017 ♦ Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 27, 2017 ♦ Charlotte, NC

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.

Registration will open soon. Watch our website for updates.

Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

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 also offers tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

Learn more and register.

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.

Bilingualism in Schools and Society

This book is an introduction to the social and educational aspects of bilingualism and offers a well-informed discussion of what it means to study and live with multiple languages in a globalized world and practical advice on raising bilingual children.

Learn more.

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City

This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Through a rich variety of case studies, this collection examines the various structures that these communities use to educate their children as bilingual Americans.

Learn more.

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