PreK-12 EL Education
Twenty percent of the U.S. population speak a language other than English at home. As the number of English learners in U.S. schools continues to grow, educators are seeking effective programs and instructional strategies to serve them.
From its inception, improving the teaching of English around the world has been a core activity for CAL. We offer services ranging from curriculum design for English learners to professional development for instructors. CAL offers a variety of research-based resources related to the education of English language learners in PreK-12 programs.
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-based tools to help English learners develop academic literacy and language skills, with authentic classroom videos and teacher workbook.
SIOP TOT workshops help educators enhance their use of the SIOP Model and better integrate content and language instruction for English learners.
Research-based strategies and effective tools for teaching reading to English learners.
Strategies to promote cultural proficiency in your school and tools to establish Communities of Inclusion, creating educational equity for all students.
Key steps of the RTI process to identify students in need of additional support and to develop an RTI plan to promote student success.
Effective strategies and proven techniques designed to increase learning and inclusion for newcomer students in the classroom.
Effective research-based strategies to foster vocabulary acquisition of English learners to meet content and language acquisition standards in the classroom.
Research-based tools to promote oral second language and vocabulary development, with authentic classroom videos and teacher workbook.
Effective strategies and scaffolding methods to help English language learners understand math and science content, with authentic classroom videos and teacher workbook.
Strengthen leadership of effective dual language programming with strategies and tools to promote student achievement in the classroom and beyond.
Research-aligned strategies and tools to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence for emergent bilingual students, featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.
CAL offers evaluation and program design services to schools, districts, and other institutions that are planning or implementing programs for language learners.