The call for nominations is open for the 2020 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts.
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Sociolinguist Walt Wolfram, Distinguished Professor at North Caroline State University, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Apply to participate in the 2019-20 ACTFL mentoring program. Two tracks are available and pairs are matched on language, level, and skill.
A Texas school district wants to offer fewer services to elementary students who are learning English, because the community's refugee and immigrant population has decreased.
Dr. Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania, was recently honored as this year's recipient of the Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
Researchers from CAL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite you to participate in a study with the goal of understanding language practices used across bilingual programs.
Students at a public-charter school in Georgia - the first Japanese-English dual-language immersion school in the state - are learning to be "global citizens."
Teachers and students at an Iowa high school recently participated in a professional-development session in which educators listened to students share feedback about various topics.
What people perceive about the world through the five senses may be affected by an individual's spoken language, according to a recent study.
The TIRF 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Grants Competition is now open and accepting applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to a range of topics in English language education.
Over 160 world language advocates gathered in the nation’s Capitol to meet with members of Congress for Language Advocacy Day, an annual summit of administrators, educators, and language industry leaders.
Students in an ethnic studies class at a California high school have recorded video clips of themselves as they spoke words and phrases in their first languages.
Students from a Connecticut middle school recently spent the day engaged in a symposium about the role that identity, such as race, gender roles, ability and language, plays in the U.S.
A music teacher at a Maryland elementary school has designed lessons in which students learn about Ethiopia and its culture by singing songs in Amharic and other languages spoken in the country.
This article highlights some of the diverse languages spoken in New Jersey where nearly a third of residents speak a language that is not English.
This article compares the language the U.S. President uses when he gives a scripted speech versus when he is more candid and includes contributions from CAL President, Dr. Joel Gomez.
An Illinois elementary school recently welcomed teachers from Panama who will learn English and learn how to teach the language to students in their country.
New data shows number of college and university foreign language programs that closed between 2013 and 2016.
High-schoolers in Nashville could have the option of learning the Kurdish language under a proposal intended to help support the area's large Kurdish population.
Students whose families received text messages from school containing tips about vocabulary words being taught in class learned more words, according to an early examination of data from the Text to Talk program.
In 2019, CAL celebrates its 60th anniversary. This milestone presents a unique opportunity to focus on renewed attention on the significant role of language and culture in today's global society. CAL's 60th anniversary theme of Valuing All Voices represents our long history of supporting language and culture diversity and serves as a guide for activities during our anniversary year and beyond.
Students in Juneau, Alaska, soon will have the opportunity to learn the Tlingit language, Lingit, when a language immersion preschool opens its doors.
The University of Sudbury offers an introductory course in Nishnaabemowin, an indigenous Ojibwe language, to students who want to learn the language, connect with their heritage and culture, and converse with other Nishnaabemowin speakers.
Library classes in Edmonton, Alberta, teach the Cree language.