Dual Language and Bilingual Education
Dual language education is an effective approach to developing language proficiency integrating native English speakers and native speakers of another language for academic content instruction through both English and the partner language.
These programs promote bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement, and cross-cultural competence in all students. Students maintain their native language while adding another language, and they develop pride in their own culture while developing an understanding of others. CAL has conducted research on the implementation and effects of this approach and offers a variety of resources for schools and parents.
We invite you to browse our offerings below and to contact us to discuss your needs and interests.
Visit the CAL website to learn more about our current research, projects, and resources on this topic.
Research-aligned strategies and tools to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence for emergent bilingual students, featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.
Strengthen leadership of effective dual language programming with strategies and tools to promote student achievement in the classroom and beyond.
Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms.
Research-based strategies to provide effective academic language and literacy instruction in Spanish.
Strategies to promote cultural proficiency in your school and tools to establish Communities of Inclusion, creating educational equity for all students.
Effective strategies and proven techniques designed to increase learning and inclusion for newcomer students in the classroom.
CAL offers evaluation and program design services to schools, districts, and other institutions that are planning or implementing programs for language learners.