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July 2018

Featured CAL Institute

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

August 7-8, 2018 ♦ Washington, DC

Learn effective strategies and activities to increase your newcomer students’ inclusion and learning in the classroom.

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CAL Commentary
Ensuring Fairness in Language Proficiency Assessments: Q&A

This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.

Visit our website to download the free PDF.

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 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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TIRF Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts - Call for Nominations Now Open

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. A $500 prize will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy or planning in educational contexts. The nomination deadline is August 31, 2018.

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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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

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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