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Minimum Requirements for Instructor of Certified Academic Language Practitioner (ICALP)

  • Completed application for ICALP
  • Copy of CALP or CALT certificate
  • Copy of current ALTA membership card (ALTA Membership as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) for one year)
  • Certificate of completion of coursework, clinical teaching hours and minimum requirements for Instructor of Practitioner from an approved training course signed by the Course Director and/or overseeing ICALP/QI
      • ICALP training start and end dates meet a minimum 9 month requirement and goes no longer than 4 years
      • CALP training includes introductory level (and advanced, if applicable)
  • Documentation of completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited public or private institution of higher education (IHE)
  • Documentation of 600 total academic language teaching hours beyond CALP certification (use application form) and check the one time the curriculum was taught all the way through
      • Show a minimum of 300 hrs. completed before enrolling in ICALP program
      • Show a minimum of (1) curriculum completion
  • A minimum of two (2) lectures (reading and spelling) presented to a class by the intern as recommended by the intern’s supervising Certified Instructor. (Additional and/or Video recorded lectures may be requested.) Complete the log in the file.
  • Lecture notes/outline of the two lectures submitted
  • Written critiques of submitted lectures by the supervising Certified Instructor
  • Copies of five (5) guided evaluations of practitioner trainee demonstration/observation lessons with comments written by the Instructor of Practitioner intern and signed by the supervising Certified Instructor. Complete the log in the file.
  • Copies of five (5) independent evaluations of practitioner trainee demonstration/observation lessons with comments written by the Instructor of Practitioner intern. Complete the log in the file.
  • Submit five (5) examination questions and answers for Practitioner level written by intern.
  • Read five (5) current (published within the previous five years) research articles and provide bibliography only.

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