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Help CAL Support the Field of Adult English Language Education

One of the greatest challenges facing adult education in the U.S., according to Deborah Kennedy, Associate Vice President for Adult English Language Education at CAL, is providing research-based resources and effective professional development services to adult educators in the face of increasing budget and time constraints.

You can help CAL bridge the gap with your donation. Even small contributions can add up quickly. Here is what CAL can do with your contributions:

  • Donations of $100: CAL will provide hard-copy handouts of three recent briefs to attendees at its presentations at the TESOL conference in April 2016.

  • Donations of $500:  CAL will plan a series of webinars for adult educators that will be made available online.

  • Donations of $1,000: CAL will provide one free professional development webinar for up to 100 adult educators and post them online for access.


Checks should be payable to the Center for Applied Linguistics

Mail to:

Center for Applied Linguistics
Attn: Finance
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, DC 20016

Please write “Adult English language education” on the memo line.

Please be sure to include your contact information so CAL can properly thank you for your donation and keep you posted on activities.

Questions? Contact CAL’s Adult ESL team.



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