English as an International Language


English is a vibrant and international language with twenty percent of the world’s population speaking English as native, second or foreign language. In addition to its status as a mother tongue in many countries, global use of English is growing for communication among speakers of other languages in places where English is not the majority language. Non-native speakers (950 million) outnumber native speakers (430 million) by more than two to one. 

As interest in English as a second language grows around the world, CAL is engaging in a wide range of activities in and for other countries, including assessment and curriculum development, teacher professional development and training, evaluation, and other program services.


Peace Corps TEFL Certificate Validation

CAL is serving as an external consultant to the Peace Corps to review and validate the Peace Corps standards for a Peace Corps Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate.

Ghana - Improved Quality and Access to Basic Education

CAL partnered with the Education Development Center (EDC) on a USAID-funded project to improve access to primary education, especially literacy learning, for children in Ghana. The project, Education Quality for All (EQUALL), operated in 20 districts.


Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 5th Edition

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 5th Edition

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.


CAL conducts a wide range of activities to support English language learning across the globe, including providing program evaluations, professional development for educators, and assessments for English learners at all ages and levels of proficiency.

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