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.


Sep 15, 2014

Our vision at Understanding Language is to increase college, career and community readiness for all students - especially English Language...

Aug 29, 2014

We are excited to be offering two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) this fall, both designed to help teachers support students’ language use and...

Upcoming Events

Oct 01

This eight-week online course is designed to help teachers support English Language Learners in meeting new, rigorous standards. Specifically, the...

Oct 01, 2014 / 09:00 AM PDT

Past Events

Apr 02, 2014

The Office of English Language Acquisition OELA will be hosting a Professional Development Institute on April 2, 2014, with follow-up sessions on April 3, at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in Boston!

Renowned science educator and leading researcher...