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What does CALP stand for?

CALP stands for Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

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She noted that it takes at least five years for ELL learners to acquire what is known as cognitive academic language proficiency, which is the ability to use the acquired language to learn academic content.
The youngest arrivals (aged 6-11) struggled the most in developing cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP) despite their apparent advantage in having acquired native-like proficiency with the phonological and syntactic features of English and the assumed advantage that a greater length of residence (LOR) in Canada might accrue in acculturating to community and school life.