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TESOL 2016: Registration Now Open

December 17, 2015

Registration is now open for this annual convention. In 2016 TESOL International Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Baltimore, Maryland. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

In Memoriam: Alan Davies

September 30, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of Alan Davies, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, and a towering figure in the field of language testing, in particular in the testing of English for specific purposes and English for academic purposes.

In Memoriam: Richard D. Lambert

September 3, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of Richard D. Lambert, a political scientist and a founding scholar and major contributor to the field of language policy.

2015 Dora Johnson Awards

August 14, 2015

The ACTFL Arabic SIG announces the 2015 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, which provide funding for 15 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2015 ACTFL Convention.

In Memoriam: Christopher N. Candlin

August 5, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of Christopher N. Candlin, a major force in the field of applied linguistics and instrumental in its establishment as a respected discipline in Australia and worldwide.

Current BEST Plus Test Available for Purchase and Use

April 22, 2015

CAL will continue to sell the current version of BEST Plus, which is authorized by OCTAE for use through June 30, 2016.

Once the notice of BEST Plus 2.0 approval is published in the Federal Register, CAL will begin the transition to BEST Plus 2.0. We will work closely with programs to make this transition as easy as possible.

In Memoriam: Joshua A. Fishman

March 2, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. Joshua A. Fishman, a beloved teacher and influential scholar. His scholarship was recognized throughout the world for its importance and its relevance about the language issues prevalent in society. 

In Memoriam: James E. Alatis

March 2, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. James E. Alatis, a visionary in the field of English language teaching and a founding member and first executive director of TESOL International Association. 

Chinese New Year – February 19, 2015

February 18, 2015

The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. February 19th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year for 2015. It is the longest public holiday in China and is observed by Chinese communities worldwide.

In Memoriam: Richard Ruiz, PhD

February 10, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Richard Ruiz (University of Arizona). His vision and commitment to language learning and equity were unequalled and he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.