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October 24, 2013

CAL at Conferences

Connect with CAL at the following conferences.

La Cosecha Dual Language Conference 2013
November 6 - 9, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

Visit us at table #S17.

View our presentations at
La Cosecha.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2013 Annual Convention
November 21 - 24, 2013
Boston, MA

View our presentations at NCTE.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2013 Annual Convention
November 22 - 24, 2013
Orlando, FL

Visit us at booth #603.

View our presentations at ACTFL.

Visit our website to stay up to date on CAL at conferences.


New Practitioner Brief From CAL

Implementing the Common Core for English LearnersImplementing the Common Core for English Learners: Responses to Common Questions
Many educators have questions about integrating the Common Core State Standards into content area curricula for English learners. This new brief, designed for practitioners, provides information and answers based on CAL’s practical experience and academic expertise on language learning and English learners.

Read or download the free PDF.

Professional Development

CAL Institutes: Professional Development Opportunities in Washington, DC
CAL Institutes provide research-based strategies and practical hands-on tools, and help participants develop classroom activities that target the academic language demands of the Common Core State Standards.

  • SIOP Training of Trainers
    December 9-12, 2013

  • Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners –
    Grades K-12

    December 13, 2013

Visit our website to learn more and register.

Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Services From CAL
CAL collaborates with schools and districts to design and conduct SIOP professional development programs that meet their particular needs. Informed by CAL's ongoing research, our experienced CAL SIOP team can provide a range of services, including SIOP workshops, coaching, site visits, and technical assistance, to create a sustainable SIOP professional development plan. CAL also offers professional development in the SIOP Model for adult language learners.
Visit our website to learn more.

Hot Topics logoNew Professional Development Resources: Hot Topics in ELL Education
CAL’s new Hot Topics in ELL Education resources are designed to meet the rising demand for practical, research-based strategies to address critical issues in ELL education. The first two professional development offerings in the series, Listening & Speaking and Math & Science, help teachers provide instruction that targets the demands of the Common Core State Standards for English learners. Learn more.

Project Update

Helping Teachers Connect With the Common Core
CAL is pleased to be working with the Gates Foundation on its initiative, Accelerating the Common Core. The main goal of this two-year project involves improving teachers’ implementation of the Common Core State Standards for students learning English by providing online support for secondary teachers. Learn more.


Featured Publications

Welcome to the United States coverWelcome to the United States: Refugee Resettlement Welcome Package – New English Version
The Welcome package includes Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees and Welcome to the United States: Refugee Guide to Resettlement Orientation Video (DVD).

Developed to provide refugees with information to help them adjust to life in the United States, these resources are also of interest to new immigrants, service providers, and receiving communities. Versions of the Welcome video are now available in Arabic, Burmese, Nepali, and Somali. Learn more.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism coverFoundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 5th Edition
The fifth edition of this bestselling book from Multilingual Matters provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group, and national levels. Learn more.

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 2nd Edition coverGuiding Principles for Dual Language Education
Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles described in this CAL publication were developed to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation. Learn more.

Publication: Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language LearnersListening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
This teacher-oriented practical workbook provides research foundations for listening and speaking and principles of instruction for English language learners. It includes real-world examples and a companion DVD with new authentic classroom videos. This practical tool is designed for classroom teachers in elementary and middle schools (Grades K-8). Learn more.

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