Educators seek effective program models and instructional strategies to serve the growing need for language instruction, both in the United States and around the globe. Supported by our ongoing research and drawing on our decades of experience in the classroom, CAL provides educators with effective strategies and practical tools they can use to help language learners succeed in school and beyond.
Our professional development services and materials incorporate a wide range of effective methods and techniques. These include a principles-to-practice approach to teacher training; a standards-based approach to language and literacy development, academic instruction, and assessment; and innovative instructional models, such as sheltered instruction and dual language education.
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Research-based strategies and effective tools for teaching reading to English learners.
SIOP TOT workshops help educators enhance their use of the SIOP Model and better integrate content and language instruction for English learners.
Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms.
Learn how to plan and deliver CAL SIOP Model lessons integrating content and language for linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Strategies to promote cultural proficiency in your school and tools to establish Communities of Inclusion, creating educational equity for all students.
Learn approaches to addressing critical thinking and problem solving with adult English learners.
Principles of effective language assessment guide development of practical standards-based assessment tools to support and enhance instruction.
Strengthen leadership of effective dual language programming with strategies and tools to promote student achievement in the classroom and beyond.
Research-based strategies to provide effective academic language and literacy instruction in Spanish.
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.
Effective strategies and scaffolding methods to help English language learners understand math and science content, with authentic classroom videos and teacher workbook.
Key steps of the RTI process to identify students in need of additional support and to develop an RTI plan to promote student success.
Research-aligned strategies and tools to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence for emergent bilingual students, featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.
Strategies and tools to help adult English learners succeed in the workplace, including working within WIOA guidelines.
Strategies to combine work readiness and career pathways material with existing civics and citizenship content.
Learn to write for audiences with low levels of literacy and non-native speakers of English
Effective strategies and practical tools to maximize the impact of refugee orientation and English instruction for newcomer students.
Research-based tools to promote oral second language and vocabulary development, with authentic classroom videos and teacher workbook.