Registration is now open for this annual convention. In 2016 TESOL International Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Baltimore, Maryland. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
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CAL is saddened by the passing of Benedict Anderson, a major force in the fields of Nationalism and Southeast Asian studies.
New Self-Paced Online Course Now Available: Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction, Featuring the SIOP Model
This new self-paced online course from CAL is designed to help teachers and administrators increase their knowledge of research-based sheltered instruction to support the language and content learning needs of English learners.
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.
CAL congratulates Dr. Antonia Schleicher who has been named the 2015 recipient of the ACTFL Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education (Postsecondary).
CAL Board of Trustees members Drs. Jodi Crandall, Linda Harklau, Sandra McKay and Guadalupe Valdés have been elected to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Leadership team.
Dr. Dorry Kenyon, Vice President, Director of Assessment at CAL, has been selected as the incoming chair for the Defense Language Testing Advisory Panel (DELTAP). Dr. Kenyon, having served on DELTAP since 2006, will assume chairmanship of the panel beginning fall, 2015.
CAL is saddened by the passing of Richard D. Lambert, a political scientist and a founding scholar and major contributor to the field of language policy.
The ACTFL Arabic SIG announces the 2015 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, which provide funding for 15 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2015 ACTFL Convention.
CAL is saddened by the passing of Christopher N. Candlin, a major force in the field of applied linguistics and instrumental in its establishment as a respected discipline in Australia and worldwide.
Registration is now open for this annual dual language education conference, hosted by Dual Language Education of New Mexico. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this conference.
TIRF Announces New James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts
TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – has established the James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts in 2015 to honor the contributions TIRF Trustee Emeritus James E. Alatis made to the field as an outstanding educator and leader.
CAL will continue to sell the current version of BEST Plus, which is authorized by OCTAE for use through June 30, 2016.
Once the notice of BEST Plus 2.0 approval is published in the Federal Register, CAL will begin the transition to BEST Plus 2.0. We will work closely with programs to make this transition as easy as possible.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. Joshua A. Fishman, a beloved teacher and influential scholar. His scholarship was recognized throughout the world for its importance and its relevance about the language issues prevalent in society.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. James E. Alatis, a visionary in the field of English language teaching and a founding member and first executive director of TESOL International Association.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. February 19th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year for 2015. It is the longest public holiday in China and is observed by Chinese communities worldwide.
Congratulations to Jim Bauman, former CAL staff member, who received the 2015 Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Linguistic Service Award for exemplary volunteer service.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Richard Ruiz (University of Arizona). His vision and commitment to language learning and equity were unequalled and he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
The TIRF 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition is now open and accepting applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to TIRF's research priorities.
Federal Government Provides Guidance and Resources on Meeting the Obligations to English Learners Under Civil Rights Laws
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice have released guidelines outlining the legal obligations of state and local education agencies to English learner students under civil rights laws and other federal requirements.