Center for Applied Linguistics

January 2018

New CAL Solutions Website Launched

CAL is pleased to announce the launch of its new CAL Solutions website designed to provide a convenient portal to information about CAL’s wide range of service offerings in key topic areas.

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Learn and Earn Credit with CAL Institutes
Registration for 2018 Now Open

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

Browse the 2018 CAL Institute calendar and register today. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

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Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics
Registration Now Open

CAL is offering a free online training course that teaches world language instructors about the fundamentals of assessment. Registration is open now through February 5, 2018.

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LAUSD Partners with CAL to Develop English
Learner Master Plan to Promote Multilingualism
for All Students

CAL has partnered with the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department of Los Angeles Unified School District to collaborate on a new English Learner Master Plan for the district to provide the most effective programs, services, practices and policies for English learners to succeed.

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Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses 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.

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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 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.

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

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CAL-WIDA Symposium
Connecting WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards with Practical Tools for Effective Dual Language Classroom Instruction

April 10 -11, 2018 ♦ Atlanta, GA

This engaging and interactive two-day symposium is designed to promote Spanish language development in a variety of bilingual and dual language settings.

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Teaching Academic Writing to Adult English Learners - LINCS Webinar

Join the LINCS community for this informative one-hour webinar on the recently published study on teaching writing to adult English learners on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET.

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Upcoming Conferences

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

Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE) Annual Conference
February 1-3, 2018 ♦ Long Beach, CA

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference
March 24 – 27, 2018 ♦ Chicago, IL

COABE Conference
March 25 – 28, 2018 ♦ Phoenix, AZ

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo

March 27 - 30, 2018 ♦ Chicago, IL
CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) Annual Conference
March 28 – 31, 2018 ♦ Sacramento, CA

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

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education – Third Edition

The third edition of this widely used resource reflects new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education and is designed to serve as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement. Download the free PDF or order your print copy today for ease of use and reference.

Order by February 28 to take advantage of the special introductory offer.

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Demonstrating Comprehensible Input:
Mandarin Chinese Lesson Video Clips

This five-minute video with companion professional development activities is designed to serve as a professional development tool to help increase awareness of the needs of beginner English learners in the content classroom.

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CAL Practitioner Brief
Dual Language Education: Answers to Questions from the Field

This informative brief, developed by CAL experienced practitioners, addresses frequent questions from the field about dual language education and offers recommended reading for further knowledge building.

Visit our website to download the free brief.


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