Social Science Research Institutes

Center for Applied Linguistics

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.cal.org

Mission Statement

The Center for Applied Linguistics was founded in 1959. Its mission is to improve communication through a better understanding of language and culture. To accomplish this mission, CAL - Promotes and improves the teaching and learning of languages. - Identifies and solves problems related to language and culture. - Serves as a resource for information about language and culture. - Conducts research on issues related to language and culture

Service Areas

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International

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ruling year

1964

Principal Officer

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Dr. Terrence G. Wiley

Keywords

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language, literacy, language education, diversity, foreign language education, bilingualism, English as a second language

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EIN

52-0807619

 Number

3518996391

Also Known As

CAL

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Social Science Research Institutes, Services (V20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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The programs of the Center for Applied Linguistics include research; technical assistance; professional development; program design and evaluation; materials and test development; policy analysis; and information collection and dissemination. CAL has an active publication program and maintains a comprehensive web site at http://www.cal.org. Operating divisions include: Language and Culture Resources; Language Education and Academic Development; Language and Society; Foreign Language Education; and Language Testing. CAL also provides products and services directly to individuals and institutions.

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CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Center for Applied Linguistics

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Terrence G. Wiley

BIO

Dr. Terrence G. Wiley took office as President of CAL on October 1, 2010. Prior to joining CAL, Dr. Wiley was executive dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. He previously served as director of the university’s Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and was professor of educational policy studies and applied linguistics. He has also held positions at Cal Poly Pomona, California State University Long Beach, and the City of Long Beach Department of Public Health. Dr. Wiley received his Ph.D. in education, with an emphasis in linguistics, from the University of Southern California. He also holds master’s degrees in linguistics and Asian studies and a bachelor’s degree in history.

Dr. Wiley’s teaching and research have focused on language policy, literacy and biliteracy, language and immigration, bilingual education and bilingualism, heritage and community language education, English and globalization, and English as a second and international language. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals.

His recent books include The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States and Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States. His editorial service includes co-founding and co-editing the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education and the International Multilingual Research Journal. He has guest-edited and served on the editorial boards of numerous other journals. His international collaborations and lectures have included work with universities on six continents.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro

University of Iowa

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