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Promoting education and achievement of adults learning English

The number of adults learning English as a second language is increasing across the United States. State, local, and program staff are seeking information, technical assistance, and resources to guide them in establishing and improving programs.

For over 30 years, CAL has served as a leader in the education of adults learning English. We continue to build on our long history of providing evidence-based resources and effective support for practitioners working with this population. Our website provides information about our research-based services for programs working with adult English learners and also provides access to a library of archived resources available as free downloadable PDFs.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) became effective on July 1, 2015 to promote alignment and coordination of core programs across a variety of agencies. Learn more about WIOA.

CAL's services are designed to help programs work effectively within the WIOA guidelines with a focus on English Language Instruction, civics instruction and workforce preparation. Our services include a variety of types of professional development and technical assistance that can be customized to meet your needs and budget and are based on research-based approaches for working effectively adult English language learners. Browse our services.

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CAL staff will work with you to customize our services to meet your special requirements and budget.

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Call: 202-362-0700


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CAL Solutions helps programs work effectively within the guidelines of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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Learn more about our variety of services designed to help practitioners work effectively with adult English language learners.


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Fundamental Principles of Effective Adult English Language Education

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