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The California World Language Project (CWLP)  is a collaborative project that conducts research on topics pertaining to Second Language Acquisition and sponsors professional learning opportunities for World Language educators.  The project engages Stanford Graduate School of Education faculty, graduate students, and local and regional educators in research and professional learning activities supporting best teaching practices for languages and cultures.  CWLP also advocates for the retention, expansion, and articulation of World Language programs across language levels and supports California schools with the creation of World Language programs that prepare California‚Äôs students to successfully interact in our global society.  As members of the California Subject Matter Project network, CWLP research and program activities are supported with federal and state grants and guided by an Advisory Board and Concurrence Committee composed of representatives from diverse state educational institutions and the private sector.