CAL News August 2018

August 2018

Learn and Earn Credit with Online Course from CAL

CAL’s affordable self-paced online courses help educators learn about key topics in language education at their own pace. Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing educational credits from your school or district.

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.

Register Today for Upcoming Fall CAL Institutes

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

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CAL Spotlight
Spotlight on the Chinese Education Center Elementary School: A Newcomer Program in
San Francisco

In this article CAL staff member Annie Laurie Duguay shares excerpts from an interview with Victor Tam, principal of the Chinese Education Center (CEC) in San Francisco. The CEC is a K-5 elementary school that has welcomed newcomer students from Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking backgrounds and has served the Chinese immigrant community in San Francisco for the last 49 years. Also included are guiding questions for school leaders on serving newcomers.

Visit our website to read and download this free document.

Featured Event
Dual Language Education in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned
September 26, 2018 ♦ Washington, DC

Dual language education programs are becoming increasingly popular across the U.S. Not only have the numbers of K-5 dual language programs increased exponentially, dual language approaches have extended to Pre-K and secondary education. A soon to be released CAL/Multilingual Matters publication, Profiles of Dual Language Education in the 21st Century, will be highlighted.

Presenters include Drs. Kathy Escamilla, Fred Genesee,
M. Beatriz Arias, Igone Arteagoitia

Join CAL’s Board of Trustees and staff for this special event.

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Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices
A dual language self-paced online course from CAL and Santillana USA

This 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.

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.

Call for Nominations Now Open for TIRF Alatis Award and QFI Dora Johnson Awards

TIRF Alatis Prize
TIRF, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, is accepting nominations for the James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts. The nomination deadline is August 31, 2018. Learn more.

Qatar Foundation International - Dora Johnson Awards
The 2018 Dora Johnson Awards provide funding for K-12 Arabic language educators to support their attendance at the 2018 ACTFL Convention in New Orleans, LA. The Awards are named for the late Dora Johnson, a long-time CAL staff member and a lifelong supporter of Arabic language education who worked to increase the Arabic presence at ACTFL. The application deadline is September 14, 2018. Learn more.

Upcoming Conferences

CAL is proud to be a sponsor of these upcoming conferences.

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers
October 13, 2018 ♦ Washington, DC

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WIDA National Conference
October 23 - 26, 2018 ♦ Detroit, MI

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La Cosecha 2018 Dual Language Conference
November 14 – 17, 2018 ♦ Santa Fe, NM

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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2018 Annual Conference
November 16 – 18, 2018 ♦ New Orleans, LA

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Profiles of Dual Language Education in the 21st Century – Coming Fall 2018

This upcoming book examines the key attributes of successful dual language programs, as well as the challenges and opportunities involved in extending the dual language instructional model to pre-K and secondary settings.

Preorder a copy today and save 50%.

What Teachers Need to Know About Language, Second Edition – Now Available

The second in the CAL Series on Language Education published by Multilingual Matters, this book shows what teachers need to know about language to help them improve their practice and ensure student success in the classroom and beyond.

Order a copy today and save 50%.

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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