Commentary-In the News
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Adult English Language Program Seeks a Program Evaluator
The EHLS program is looking for an evaluator to asset its instructional program design. Please see the RFP below for more details. Proposals are due to Katherine Moran, Kmoran@cal.org, by April 1.
Micheline Chalhoub-Deville Named 2022 Charles A. Ferguson Awardee for Outstanding Scholarship
The Center for Applied Linguistics is excited to announce that Dr. Micheline Chalhoub-Deville will receive the 2022 Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship during an online event on March 24.
CAL Board Member, Dr. Nero, Reflects on Language Education Policy in the Caribbean
Shondel Nero, Ed.D., Professor of Language Education at New York University was invited to speak at the 7th Cassidy-Le Page Distinguished Lecture series hosted by the University of the West Indies.
CAL Tapped to Develop Career-Focused Resources for STARTALK Initiative
STARTALK has awarded the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) with a multi-year grant to create publicly accessible web-based resources that highlight U.S. federal government career pathways for heritage language learners in high school through college.
CAL Releases Actionable World Language Resources & Supplements
CAL has launched supplementary World Language resources to ensure that the revised 2021 Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework is actionable and inclusive for all educators.
CAL Bids Farewell to VP Roberta Miceli
At the end of April, Vice President, Roberta Miceli, will leave her position at the Center for Applied Linguistics to pursue a career in professional leadership coaching.
Dr. Moran Selected to Lead CAL's Adult Education Dept. and EHLS Program
Dr. Kate Moran has been selected to lead CAL's English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) and Adult Education department as the Director of Adult Language and Communication.
Mellon Grant Awarded to Build Language Search Engine Tool for Parents, Students
The Center for Applied Linguistics has been a part of the America’s Languages Working Group since its inception, and will continue to play an important role in shaping the conversation around language equity and access in this country.
[VIDEO] Researchers Work to Maintain Choctaw Language By Adapting CAL Assessment
CAL researchers have developed a native language assessment tool for students of the Choctaw language in Mississippi. The project, "Annopa Tikbishtiya," or "Carry the Language Forward," is ensuring that the language flourishes and grows from generation to generation. "When you see a student demonstrate [proficiency in the language], it gives hope." -Jason Lewis