Teaching Resources
Developing open-source teaching resources that support language development and learning in the content areas. Click below for our new unit in English Language Arts.
Analyzing the shifts, challenges, and opportunities in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Our Mission
To heighten awareness of the language and literacy issues embedded within the new Standards.


Mar 19, 2015

Understanding Language is excited to announce the launch of our professional development resources in the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. We...

Upcoming Events

Apr 01

Join our colleague, Jonathan Osborne, in a new course titled, "Reading to Learn in Science".  With the Next Generation Science Standards, the...

Apr 01, 2015 / 12:00 AM PDT

Past Events

Feb 17, 2015

As part of the Office of English Language Acquisition’s (OELA’s) series on “Connecting Research, Practice, and Policy,” nationally recognized scholar and researcher Kenji Hakuta of Stanford University will present a broad historical overview of the policy and research to effectively implement...