Latino Audiences: Embracing Complexity in GENIAL

CALTA21Partners with the New Jersey Visual Arts Center and the Elizabeth School District

We’re pleased to announce that CALTA21 will be working with our neighbors at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and the Elizabeth Public Schools to help them expand their capacity to serve English Language Learners in the… Read More

Just announced! National and International conference presentations by the CALTA21 team

Museums, arts and social change enthusiasts, mark your calendars! CALTA21 believes in sharing our passion, knowledge and experience with those also interested in the intersection of art, museums, language, immigration and its value in shaping a more inclusive… Read More

Call for Applicants: Documentary Filmmaking for New Immigrants and Refugees

Call for applicants – deadline tomorrow (April 28th, 2017 at 5pm! In the greater Boston area, an opportunity for new immigrants and refugees to participate in a documentary film project. No experience necessary – please share with those… Read More

MoMA’s “What if we shared our stories?”

Watch CALTA21’s Patricia Lannes talk about her experience as coming to the United States. This video was made with the support of MoMA’s Community Partnership program.

Debunking Immigration Myths

CALTA21 is an initiative built by and for immigrants. Check out this article, from, to inform yourself on real facts and data that debunks perceptions and current myths on immigration and immigrants. Don’t forget to share with colleagues, students… Read More

Teacher Stories: Visiting ‘Along the Silk Road’ and Adapting the Curriculum

For the Fall 2015 semester, I implemented CALTA21 in the classroom with my advanced ESL students. We partnered with the Godwin-Ternbach Musem at Queens College to explore their exhibition, Along the Silk Roads, featuring Lynn Gilbert: Photographs of Turkey and Uzbekistan… Read More

Málaga Hoy – Patricia Lannes featured on art and social inclusion

Two Spanish newspapers, Málaga Hoy and La Opinión de Málaga, reported on the V Seminar of Art and Social Inclusion hosted by the Museo Picasso. At the seminar, Patricia Lannes, Director of CALTA21, was invited to present to an… Read More

What We Gained from the CALTA21 Institute

“”I learned so much about teaching as well as about myself! Patricia Lannes is a wonderful instructor and a great person and I was really inspired by the way in which she has combined doing what she loves with helping… Read More

Video: Supporting Adult Language Learners in Immigrant Communities

  How can VTS be used to empower adult immigrants who are learning a new language? CALTA21 had the honor of being invited to the VTS Online Summer Series to share approaches used in the design and implementation of our… Read More

Migration Stories in the English Classroom

Migration Stories in the English Classroom: Using CALTA21 to Study Jacob Lawrence and the Migration Series While preparing for the QCC Adult Literacy Program’s June Intensive classes, I knew I wanted to bring students to see Jacob Lawrence’s Migration… Read More

Professor Ahern and Her Class at the Katonah Museum

Last semester, Joy Ahern, Senior Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College, implemented the CALTA21 curriculum in her Level 5 class. During the implementation, her students visited the Katonah Museum of Art twice and were given the opportunity to… Read More