Research to Policy: Critical Conversations in Language Education

We are imagining a world that takes an assets-based approach when working with multilingual learners, and we believe that a more equitable perspective can—and must—guide local, state, and national policy across different educational settings. 

To address this consistent challenge to break down barriers for multilingual learners, the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is hosting live discussions open to the public highlighting the researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on the front lines fighting for educational equity for all language learners in the U.S. 

Each 30-minute episode of this webinar series called “Research to Policy: Critical Conversations in Language Education” attempts to center multilingual learners and culturally diverse populations through the lens of equity. Topics range from student assessment, teacher education, students with disabilities, early childhood education, and more.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is in the fourth year of the Research to Policy webinar series, and we are seeking proposals for speakers and topics. This series of short, 30-minute conversational webinars aims to communicate key elements of language education research so that decision-makers can craft policy informed by research findings. The theme of our series for 2024, Technologically Mediated Learning in Multilingual Contexts, explores the impact of technological innovation on learning in multilingual settings, with a particular focus on AI.

Technologically Mediated Learning in Multilingual Contexts

Multilingualism Without Borders

Equity in Practice: Centering Multilingual Learners

Digital Equity in Education