TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #22: La Cosecha, Dual U Professional Development Grant, and more! (10/5/2005)


I hope everyone has had a smooth beginning of the school year! Here is some dual language news!


La Cosecha 2005 Dual Language Conference

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, NM

November 9-12, 2005


Registration is still open for this year’s La Cosecha conference. Look for three presentations by CAL staff:

“Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education,” by Liz Howard, Thursday, Nov. 10, 10:00-11:30 am

“The Dual Language Toolkit: A New Resource for Teachers,” by Julie Sugarman, Friday, Nov. 11, 9:25-10:50 am

“’Can Yu Rid Guat Ay Rot?’ A Study of Cross-Linguistic Spelling Errors,” by Liz Howard, Friday, Nov. 11, 2:00-4:00 pm


For more information on the conference and registration visit


Project DualU Professional Development Grant

Center For Applied Linguistics - Washington D.C.

February 16, 17, & 18, 2006 and May 11, 12, & 13, 2006


Scholarships are available for teams of teachers and administrators who work in dual language programs or who are interested in starting or teaching in a dual language program. Teacher scholars selected for this project will complete a three-credit course entitled Bilingual Methods and Materials: Focus on Dual Language Education that can be applied towards some states' requirements for bilingual/ESL accreditation. This course will take place at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C. Deadline for submission for Spring 2006 participation is November 10, 2005. For a copy of the application and instructions, please go to


Dual U Training of Trainers

Illinois Resource Center - Chicago Area

June 20, 21 & 22, 2006


Participate in a comprehensive, three day training of trainers for staff developers in sessions led by the authors of Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education by Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee and Else Hamayan. The training will cover the eight module WEB-based curriculum,, designed to assist elementary and secondary teachers and administrators in developing, implementing and assessing dual language programs. For a registration brochure, please go to Deadline for registration is June 1, 2006.


Language & Culture Summer Institute

Illinois Resource Center & Oaxaca Mexico

July 30 - August 8, 2006


Experience the charm of Oaxaca, a Spanish colonial city splashed with the colors of its ancient civilizations. Complete a course in Bilingualism and Reading: Linguistic Considerations, or Spanish for Beginners, or Intermediate Spanish. Deadline for deposit is March 13, 2006. For complete brochure and registration, please go to


New Collection of CAL Resources on Two-Way Immersion


CAL has compiled a package of resources to provide information that practitioners can use to develop two-way immersion (TWI) programs and to promote greater understanding and support by administrators, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders. The package includes the following resources:


Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Dual Language Programs

Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing and Implementing a Two-Way Immersion Education Program at the Elementary Level

Implementing Two-Way Immersion Programs in Secondary Schools

Impact of Two-Way Bilingual Elementary Programs on Students’ Attitudes Toward School and College

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


(Individual components can be purchased separately.)


Visit for ordering information. Price of the collection: $39.00


Reformatted Guiding Principles of Dual Language Now Available


The Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education are now available in a new, more user-friendly format at The Principles were developed by a national panel of dual language researchers and practitioners, with support from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition at The George Washington University.


This is the 22nd in a series of occasional post-only mailings from the Center for Applied Linguistics, with support from the Illinois Resource Center ( 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