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Adult English Proficiency Assessments
Learn more about CAL's assessments for adults learning English.


Promoting education and achievement of adults learning English


Browse our collection of free, easily accessible resources for teachers, local and state-level program administrators, researchers, policy makers, and the general public. All briefs and major papers undergo an anonymous external review process before they are finalized and published. We invite you browse our collection of resources.

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  • Adult ESL Resource Database
    Browse information and link to additional resources related to education of adult English language learners.
  • Bibliographies
    Browse our collection of bibliographies on topics of interest to adult ESL practitioners.
  • Briefs & Digests
    Download summaries of current evidence-based information on issues related to adult English language acquisition.
  • Publications
    View our collection of reference works and tools for practitioners.


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

Developing Oral Proficiency of Adults Learning English

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This free online professional development module is designed for adult ESL practitioners who want to know more about building the speaking and listening skills of adult English language learners. Learn more.


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