"I was teaching abroad to non-native English learners. As with so many other teacher, when the pandemic struck it threw my life into chaos. It is one thing to end the school year online, but it's another to START building relationships from scratch through a screen! I was dreading trying to figure out how I would connect with students virtually, let alone teach. Let me just say, the Professional Development Team at the Center for Applied Linguistics did not take the easy route and gloss over these issues: the whole world is going virtual, and CAL is leaning in."
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Dr. Igone Arteagoitia and Dr. Kathy Escamilla have accepted an invitation to serve on the Spanish and Bi-literacy Assessment Council established by Renaissance. The Council's contributions will help shape the assessment tools used to support millions of bilingual students across the country and around the world.
On August 7, the Department of Education announces the approval of BEST Plus 2.0 and BEST Literacy through February, 2023.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is collaborating with the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) on a new grant project called "Developing a Native Language Immersion Program Model."
How can families whose children attend dual language programs support their children at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here is some advice for families from the Director of Global Languages and Cultures, Lisa Tabaku.
The Seal of Biliteracy is an official academic recognition affixed on a qualifying student’s diploma indicating proficiency in English and at least one other language. Today, the Center for Applied Linguistics is proud to announce a bill in Congress that would expand opportunities for millions of bilingual high school graduates across the country.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the University of Houston (UH) a multi-year, $10 million grant to establish a national research and development center for English learners at the University’s Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES). The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is one of six other key investigative partners subcontracted by the UH to provide outreach and leadership support, including hosting an annual conference to build the national, regional and local infrastructure in disseminating and encouraging the adoption of research-based policies.
Civil rights lawyer, Peter Roos, who was recently featured in Education Week and Language Magazine, sat down with CAL to speak about his time arguing to the Supreme Court, including the 1982 landmark decision, Plyler v Doe. In the interview, Roos offers hopeful advice for the next generation of education and equity advocates.
Remembering Plyler v Doe and Other Landmark Civil Rights Cases: CAL Publishes Timely Memoir from Peter Roos
To mark 38th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Plyler v Doe, the Center for Applied Linguistics has published a timely memoir, Putting My Mind and Heart to Education Equity: Memoirs of an Advocate. from the civil rights advocate and lead counsel, Peter Roos (now available on Amazon).
A first step in this direction is to add our name in support of Black Lives Matter. It is a small step, but it communicates our clear position on the significance of the issues before us.