An Outline of CALLA: Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach

Jill Kerper Mora
San Diego State University

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Chamot, A. U., & O’Malley, J. M. (1994). The CALLA Handbook: Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Click here for a chapter by chapter description and summary of The CALLA Handbook.

Click here for more discussion of principles and procedures for second-language teaching methods.

Click here for a slide show about L2 language teaching methods.

Click for an outline of procedures for creating a communicative approach lesson.

Here is a summary of the history of L2 teaching methods.

Click here to learn more about language assessment.

Click here for more about L2 writing.

Click here for a holistic scoring rubric from Mains Elementary School in Calexico.

Click here to link to a checklist of grammar and syntax elements in students' compositions.

Click to go to a module on guided writing for L2 writers.

For a step by step description of Guided Story Construction, click here.

For a link to Edward De Avila's research on expected gains in L2 learning, click here. De Avila 1997.

Click here for a NCBE report on assessment instruments for LEP students.