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CAL Opens New Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
Washington , DC . December 14, 2004. The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce the opening of CAELA, the Center for Adult English Language Acquisition. CAELA’s mission is to help states that have recently begun serving adult English language learners build their capacity to improve the skills of teachers and administrators in adult English as a second language (ESL) programs. This, in turn, will help promote the success of the learners. CAELA will also make research findings and research-based resources available to practitioners working with adult English language learners across the nation. CAELA will replace the National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE), which was operated by CAL from 1989 to 2004 and provided technical assistance to all who work with adult English language learners.
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, funds the operation of CAELA. CAELA staff at CAL work with their partners—Abt Associates, American Institutes for Research (AIR), and World Education/National Center for Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)—to increase the capacity of states to provide technical assistance to teachers of adult English language learners. CAELA activities include
For more information, visit CAELA online at www.cal.org/caela.
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