This new commentary addresses key challenges educators face in understanding the social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the children they serve.
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The call for nominations is open for the 2020 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts.
Sociolinguist Walt Wolfram, Distinguished Professor at North Carolina 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.
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.
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.
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.