CAL researchers have developed a native language assessment tool for students of the Choctaw language in Mississippi. The project, "Annopa Tikbishtiya," or "Carry the Language Forward," is ensuring that the language flourishes and grows from generation to generation. "When you see a student demonstrate [proficiency in the language], it gives hope." -Jason Lewis
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As part of their work with the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) at Georgetown University, researchers at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) recently launched two updated resources for world language and heritage language educators.
The Center for Applied Linguistics has named Dr. Patricia Baquedano-López the 2021 Charles A. Ferguson Awardee for Outstanding Scholarship.
Starting January 2021, Dr. Ernest Morrell joins the Center for Applied Linguistics’s Board of Trustees for a 3-year term. A well-respected leader in the field of English education, the African Diaspora, and Media and Popular Culture, Dr. Morrell brings over a decade of research and writing experience to the board of 12.
"Languages bring people together, provide a positive pathway for mutual understanding and healing, and empower us to construct a better future. It’s not only what we say and how we say that matters –in any language, in any context—but also the actions we take."
- CAL welcomes Dr. Miguel Cardona’s nomination to Secretary of Education.
- “The fact is that more inclusive, culturally relevant content in classrooms leads to greater student engagement and better outcomes for all,” Cardona has said.
- Cardona will work towards the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to triple federal Title I funding