Language and Literacy Instruction for Spanish/English Emergent Bilingual Learners

Learn effective, research-based methods for teaching academic language and literacy to students in grades K-8 in both Spanish and English. 

Participants will learn research-based strategies for effective literacy instruction in programs where content is delivered in Spanish and English, such as dual language bilingual and transitional bilingual education programs. 

This interactive institute is designed to provide participants with research-based, effective methods for teaching academic language and literacy to students in grades K-8 in programs in which students are afforded the opportunity to learn in both Spanish and English. Classroom practices are framed by an understanding of how Spanish and English linguistic features are the same and different.   

The 15-hour institute will provide both live (synchronous) and on-own (asynchronous) online learning and take place over several days. It will include: 

  • Workshop/webinar sessions with CAL facilitators to understand and discuss effective practice as well as network with other educators with similar priorities 
  • A culminating project in which participants plan a lesson based on what they have learned 
Certificate of Completion 

Participants who have attended all webinars and completed the project will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 15 hours which may be used for continuing education credit depending on the requirements of your state or district. 


Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about our offerings.


Please click here to register for this institute.