Latest News & Announcements

CAL's Summer Internships in Language Assessment

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for summer internships in Language Assessment, Psychometrics and Quantitative Research, and Language and Culture Education.  The internship program at CAL provides an opportunity for qualified individuals at all levels of education who are interested in language, linguistics, language testing, and related areas to gain experience working with CAL professional staff on projects appropriate to the interests and skills of the intern:

Announcing TIRF’s 2018 DDG Competition

With the New Year just around the corner, we are pleased to announce the opening of TIRF’s 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition.

The Foundation’s DDG program is designed to provide awards for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. TIRF recently released its 2018 DDG call for proposals (CFP) on its website. Please click here to read the 2018 DDG CFP.

Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Language Assessment Research

Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) award aims to recognize research that has been carried out by a graduate student in a master’s or doctoral program. For this award, students are encouraged to submit papers that investigate any area of language assessment that involve quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, such as data-driven empirical work or conceptual work (e.g., a literature review, meta analysis, etc.). Projects may address world languages, less-commonly-taught foreign languages, or English as a second or foreign language.

Position Opening at Teachers College University of Columbia

Language Program Director

The Applied Linguistics & TESOL Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Full-Time Language Program Director.  This position entails directing two related programs: the Community Language Program (CLP) and the TESOL Certificate Program (TCP). The CLP provides English and foreign language instruction to adult learners and is an onsite language lab for students and faculty in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The TCP offers a Summer full-time intensive program as well as a part-time Fall-Spring program.

Hornby Scholarship Applications for MA in ELT now open for 2017/18

The applications are now open for the 2017/18 Hornby Scholarship. Eligible applicants for the scholarship award must have at least two years’ full-time ELT experience and a full university degree, and must be a citizen of the country from which they apply. Warwick University also requires a currently valid IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any of the categories. The Hornby Scholarships are intended to support experienced English language teachers who have the potential to make a significant future contribution to English language teaching and teachers in their countries.

Job Opening at Columbia University: Language Program Director

The Applied Linguistics & TESOL Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Full-Time Language Program Director. This position entails directing two related programs: the Community Language Program (CLP) and the TESOL Certificate Program (TCP). The CLP provides English and foreign language instruction to adult learners and is an onsite language lab for students and faculty in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The TCP offers a Summer full-time intensive program as well as a part-time Fall-Spring program.

Vacancy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

WIDA is seeking a Content Development Specialist to join the Assessment Team. This is a full-time position based at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. POSITION SUMMARY: The Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to the WIDA Project (wida.us), a leader in the development of products and services intended to support the needs of English language learners (ELLs) and their educators.