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Maybe you've heard about translanguaging, one of the most talked about topics in the language learning world.

Check out this free downloadable CAL Commentary from the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Author and professional development expert, Marybelle Marrero-Colón, discusses the theoretical concepts and practical applications for the many types of programs that serve language learners, including English as a Second Language, Transitional Bilingual Education, and Dual Language programs.

Because each of these programs approaches bilingualism or multilingualism differently, translanguaging practices may be implemented differently in each case.


Check out the Multilingual Mysteries Blog Series from the Center for Applied Linguistics.

The series is penned by Margo Gottlieb, who has devoted her professional career to improving educational opportunities for multilingual learners. In the posts, Margo delves into “Multilingual Mysteries” around the topic of classroom assessment. Every other week, she poses different scenarios to readers to consider and vote on.

Here are her most recent blogs posts:


Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated from September 15 to October 15 this year. There was much to be thankful for, but also much work still to do.

In our work at the Center for the Success of ELs (CSEL), an IES funded National Research and Development Center, our team is diligently working to clarify issues related to English learner (EL) classification and achievement, as well as the special challenges brought on by the pandemic, and to identify future challenges to which we must turn our attention.