TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #19: CAL/CREDE study report, announcements from IRC, and more! (4/9/2004)


The Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence has published a new report, The Development of Bilingualism and Biliteracy from Grade 3 to 5: A Summary of Findings from the CAL/CREDE Study of Two-Way Immersion Education (Research Report 13), by Elizabeth R. Howard, Donna Christian and Fred Genesee.

This report describes the first two-way immersion study to look at the language and literacy development of both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers, over time, in a multidimensional way, and from a national perspective. The report presents the research design and analysis of data gathered in this CAL/CREDE study. It offers a discussion of the study and its findings.

You can order the report from the CAL store at


Announcements from the Illinois Resource Center:


June 23, 24, & 25, 2004

Illinois Resource Center

Des Plaines, Illinois

Participate in a comprehensive, three day training of trainers for staff developers that covers Dual U's eight module curriculum based on extensions and supplements of Dual Language Instruction:  A Handbook for Enriched Education written by Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan (2000: Heinle and Heinle).  This curriculum is designed to assist elementary and secondary teachers and administrators in developing, implementing, and assessing dual language programs.  The authors will participate in the training.  For more information go to



December 9 & 10, 2004

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

Participate in a comprehensive, two day training for teachers and administrators in sessions led by Else Hamayan, one of the authors of Dual Language Instruction: A handbook for Enriched Education.  For more information go to



August 1-10, 2004

Oaxaca, Mexico

Experience the charm of Oaxaca, a Spanish colonial city splashed with the colors of its ancient civilizations. Complete a course in Beginning or Intermediate Spanish, Cross-cultural Education, or attend the Cultural Institute. For more information go to


2004 Goldman Sachs Prizes - Call for Applications

The 2004 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education will award five $25,000 prizes to schools, higher education institutions, states, and media/technology organizations that are working to "put the world into world-class education." An alarming gap exists between the growing importance of other world regions to our nation's economic prosperity and national security and many young Americans' knowledge of the world that lies beyond our borders. For the United States to continue to prosper, our young people must have an education grounded in understanding other cultures, geography, history, languages, and people. The world will demand it of them-we must demand it of our education system.

Full information the 2004 application process and on the 2003 prizewinners is now available at Please help us to spread the word about this opportunity in an exciting new field of American education by forwarding this announcement to interested parties, or by posting it on your website, listserv or in other appropriate publications. If you have prize related questions, please email Deadline: May 21, 2004


This is the nineteenth in a series of occasional post-only mailings from the Center for Applied Linguistics. These messages include information about current two-way immersion news, publications, and events. If you received this bulletin in error and/or you would like to be removed from the CAL Two-Way Immersion e-mail mailing list, please send an email to