Center for Applied Linguistics

September 18, 2014


CAL Institutes: Expanded Calendar Now Available

Learn research-based principles and receive tools to help English learners succeed in your classroom. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

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National Welcoming Week

Bringing together newcomers and communities in a spirit of unity

CAL is pleased to join Welcoming America and other partners across the country to support National Welcoming Week, a nationwide event that highlights the contributions of immigrants to American communities.

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Education Connections Webinar

Join this online teacher network, managed by CAL, that offers resources, webinars, lesson planning tools, and a professional learning community focusing on standards-based instruction. Membership is free and provides access to a variety of online resources, including the upcoming webinar, Whole School Success with ELLs and All Students with Dr. Margarita Calderón, September 24, 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm ET.

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Newcomer Schools Ease Transition for Unaccompanied Minors

This year, newcomer school programs may be more critical than ever as thousands of unaccompanied minors will enroll in U.S. schools.

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Upcoming Event: Promoting Oral Language Skills for English Learners - An Interactive Workshop
October 11, 2014

This workshop, co-sponsored by the American University TESOL Program and CAL, will provide participants with tools to create and implement instructional activities that foster oral language development for English learners of all ages and proficiency levels.

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Upcoming Event: American University-CAL Event: Lecture by Dr. Terrence Wiley
October 16, 2014

In this lecture, English as a Lingua Franca and the Need to Incorporate Learner-User Perspectives in ELT Policy and Practice, Dr. Wiley, CAL president, will address challenges and issues posed by English in the role of a lingua franca and speculates on its fate in that role.

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Featured Event: WIDA 2014 National Conference
October 23-25, 2014 ♦ Atlanta, GA

WIDA's annual conference will provide preK through Grade 12 educators of language learners opportunities for professional development, idea sharing, relationship building, and strategic collaboration. CAL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the WIDA 2014 National Conference.

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Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

Based on a 21st century approach to academic literacy that is aligned with today's rigorous standards, this resource includes a comprehensive workbook, authentic classroom video, and two complete unit plans on CD-ROM.

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SIOP in Action: Instructional Videos Featuring Complete SIOP Lessons at Three Grade Levels

Three videos, available on one DVD with a companion viewers guide, illustrate three SIOP lessons at different grade levels and are designed to deepen understanding of SIOP Model implementation at the classroom level and to support professional development initiatives.

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Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Research, Policy, and Educational Practice

This timely and comprehensive publication provides a state-of-the-art overview of major issues related to heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States, providing a foundational perspective on how these languages are learned and used in a variety of contexts and outlining the importance of drawing on these languages as valuable national resources.

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