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   Volume 38, October 2009
New FAQ's Added
CAL Consultant Position
Upcoming Conferences
Navajo Success Story
Digest Now Available in Spanish

DLENM Report CoverReport from Dual Language Researcher Convocation now available

Dual language education researchers from across the U.S. held a convocation in November 2008 to define the most urgent research questions and issues in dual language education and discuss the need to develop a stronger community and infrastructure for dual language research.

Learn more and download a free PDF of the report from the convocation.

Welcome to the TWI Bulletin!

The TWI Bulletin, distributed by e-mail on a quarterly basis by The Center for Applied Linguistics, shares information about current dual language/two-way immersion news, publications, and events. We are proud to deliver our October issue in our brand new look, featuring our new TWI logo! We appreciate your feedback.

Please feel free to forward this bulletin to your colleagues and friends. They can subscribe to the TWI Bulletin by visiting the Join Our List page at the TWI Web site, or by clicking “Subscribe” at the bottom of each bulletin. You may unsubscribe by sending an e-mail to twi@cal.org.

New FAQ's added to the TWI Web site

QuestionCAL has compiled answers to frequently asked questions about dual language/two-way immersion programs, professional development, and other topics of interest to those in the field. We have recently added four new questions to our collection:

What is the difference between two-way immersion and dual language?
What additional costs do TWI programs incur compared to mainstream programs?
What are the duties of a TWI coordinator?
What are some effective ways to involve parents as strategic partners in a TWI program?

View our entire FAQ collection

ArrowCAL Consultant Position

Lady at ComputerCAL frequently receives requests from schools and districts to provide SIOP Model professional development to TWI and dual language programs. We invite inquiries from experienced dual language educators who might be interested in joining our team of consultants to provide SIOP Model services to dual language schools.

Training in the SIOP Model will be provided to consultants. Travel to DC and other locations throughout the U.S. will be required. Consultants work a flexible schedule and are contracted as opportunities become available in the summer and during the school year.

Minimum Requirements
  • 3-5 years experience teaching in a two-way immersion, foreign language immersion, or developmental bilingual program (any dual language model)
  • Experience providing professional development to teachers in any setting
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition and instruction of language learners

This is an open inquiry with no deadline for submission. Please submit resume and cover letter to Julie Sugarman, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20016 or jsugarman@cal.org (e-mail preferred).

For more information on the SIOP, see our Web page at www.cal.org/siop. Learn more about the Two-Way SIOP at www.cal.org/twi/twiop.htm.

Upcoming Conferences

La Cosecha: The 14th Annual Dual Language Conference will be held November 18-21, 2009 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn more.

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE): The 39th Annual International Bilingual Education Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education will be held on February 3-6, 2010 at the Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Learn more.

Navajo ChildrenNavajo Success Story: Heritage Language Revitalization

In Magdalena, New Mexico, students have been improving their English and Navajo language skills. Through an innovative bilingual model of heritage language revitalization, Navajo students can receive instruction in English as a second language and in Navajo language and culture. Learn more.

Digest Now Available in Spanish

Digest LogoRaising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research
This digest, now available in English or Spanish, helps heritage language classroom teachers, and other professionals who work with bilingual children and their parents, address common parental concerns about their children’s language development and become familiar with the research on this topic.

Read this digest in English or Spanish.

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