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In Memoriam: Alan Davies

September 30, 2015

CAL is saddened by the passing of Alan Davies, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, and a towering figure in the field of language testing, in particular in the testing of English for specific purposes and English for academic purposes.

Spanish-Immersion Education Trending

September 25, 2015

The continuing demand for dual language programs in the Austin, Texas area is addressed in this article. Benefits of dual language learning, including cognitive benefits, becoming global citizens, and advantages in the global marketplace are highlighted.