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Number 45, Winter 2012 www.cal.org/twi
NABE 2012: Dual Language SIG
CABE 2012
Two-Way CABE Call for Proposals
Immersion 2012 Call for Proposals

Immersion Education:
Practices, Policities, Possibilities

Immersion education book cover

This publication explores the practice and promise of immersion education by investigating program designs, implementation practices, and policies in one-way, two-way, and indigenous programs. Contributors include CAL Senior Fellow Donna Christian and Board Member Fred Genesee.

The volume builds on Fortune and Tedick's 2008 Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education and is dedicated to the memory of Wallace E. Lambert, an immersion pioneer.

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NABE 2012 Dual Language SIG

Itís not too late to register for the 2012 National Association for Bilingual Education annual conference, which will be held February 15-17 in Dallas, Texas.

Classroom with globeThis year, the Dual Language Special Interest Group will be hosting sessions throughout the conference, including a keynote address by Dr. Wayne Thomas and Dr. Virginia Collier, along with Glenda Harrell, Dual Language/ESL coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. They will present their latest research findings on urban, suburban, and rural public schools in North Carolina implementing dual language programs.

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CABE 2012

The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) will hold its annual conference March 7-10 in Sacramento, California. The conference theme is A Legacy of Promoting Equity and Access thoorugh Multilingualism and Multiculturalism. The Center for Applied Linguistics invites you to stop by its exhibitor booth at the conference.

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Two-Way CABE Call for ProposalsKids on bridge

Two-Way CABE invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 20th Annual Two Way Immersion Conference on June 27-30 in Newport Beach, California. The theme, Looking Back to Move Forward, will focus on the development of two-way programs over the past 20 years. The conference is a unique professional development opportunity for two-way bilingual immersion and dual language teachers to gather, study research, learn new practices, and network with other programs. The deadline for submitting a proposal to present is March 1, 2012.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Roy Lyster, Dr. Linda Espinosa, Dr. Kate Kinsella, and a special Superintendent to showcase the District of the Year. Additionally, conference organizers plan to invite CIA Chief Leon Panetta to share his thoughts on the urgent need for second language learning for all U.S. students.

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Immersion 2012 Call for Proposals Coming SoonTeacher at desk

Save the date for the fourth international conference on immersion education, Immersion 2012: Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World, which will be held October 18-20 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The call for proposals to present will be posted on the conference website very shortly.

The conference brings together three models of immersion education, one-way world language immersion, two-way bilingual immersion, and indigenous immersion for language and culture revitalization, to facilitate research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, and sociopolitical contexts.

Click here for more information about the call for proposals or to register.

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