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Spanish Language and Literacy Institute (en español)

November 7, 2022 - November 15, 2022

November 7-11 and 15, 2022

Taller de lengua y lectoescritura en español | Spanish Language and Literacy Institute (¡en español!)

Cómo fomentar el desarrollo de la lectoescritura en español: Diferencias lingüísticas entre el español y el inglés y su impacto en la enseñanza del español | Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development

Aprenda estrategias efectivas basadas en investigaciones científicas para la enseñanza de la lengua y la lectoescritura en español en programas bilingües. | Learn research-based strategies to provide effective language and literacy instruction in K-8 classrooms where Spanish is the language of instruction.

This 15-hour institute provides research-based effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in K-8 in a wide variety of programs where Spanish is the language of instruction. Classroom practices are framed by an understanding of Spanish linguistic features.

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


The institute will provide both synchronous and asynchronous online learning and take place over five consecutive days. It will include:

1) Synchronous: Webinar meetings with CAL facilitators to discuss best practices in Spanish language and literacy instruction and network with other Spanish language educators from schools in the U.S. (12 hours); and

2) Asynchronous: A final project in which participants apply what they learn to create a lesson plan (3 hours).

Curriculum Overview

The following provides an overview of the topics covered over the five days. Practical classroom-based instructional strategies are embedded throughout the presentation, which will be delivered entirely in Spanish.

Introducción a la conciencia metalingüística

The Context for Metalinguistic Awareness Raising

  • What does research say about effective biliteracy instruction?
  • What is metalinguistic awareness, and why is it important?
  • What are fundamentals about language transfer?

Cómo desarrollar conciencia de las similitudes y diferencias entre el español y el inglés

Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English

  • Fostering the development of academic language
  • Building metalinguistic awareness to promote cross-linguistic transfer
  • Examining similarities and differences between the languages related to:
    • Phonology and orthography (sound-letter correspondences)
    • Morphology (word formation)
    • Semantics (with a focus on cognates and false cognates)
    • Syntax (sentence structure)
    • Pragmatics (language use)

La evaluación del desarrollo del lenguaje y la lectoescritura en dos idiomas

Assessing language and literacy development in two languages

  • Assessment practices for language learners
  • Assessing oral language
  • Assessing side by side writing

Schedule (EST) – November 7-11 and 15, 2022

Monday, November 7, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Webinar I: The Context for Spanish Language and Literacy Instruction in a Dual Language Program
Tuesday, November 8, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Webinar II: Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English – Part I
Wednesday, November 9, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Webinar III: Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English – Part II
Thursday, November 10, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Webinar IV: Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English – Part III
Friday, November 11, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Webinar V: Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English – Part IV
Tuesday, November 15, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Webinar VI: Assessment Practices and Showcase of Lessons



This Institute will be held online using interactive online webinars and a self-paced assignment.


Early bird registration by October 10, 2022: $665/person.

After by October 10, 2022: $715/person.

Send 2 people or more and pay $665 each.

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.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants: We encourage participants to let CAL know as soon as possible if you do not plan to attend the session. Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund up to three (3) weeks prior to the institute start date by sending an email to solutions@cal.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. However, registrants may choose to receive the institute materials by mail, postpone their attendance to a future CAL Institute, or transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date. Contact us to discuss your options.

CAL: CAL reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or for reasons beyond our control. If we exercise this right, we will refund any registration fees which you have paid in advance. In some instances, registrants may have the option to transfer their registration to another event. CAL is not responsible for transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant.

Fair Use of Materials

Individuals who have completed CAL trainings and workshops have permission from CAL to use materials in the course of providing professional development to educators in their school or school districts. These materials cannot be used to deliver fee-based services. Email CAL if you have questions about the use of CAL materials. 


If you have questions, please contact us via email at solutions@cal.org or call 202-362-0700, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Eastern Time.



November 7, 2022
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