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Adult ESL Resources
Learn more about resources for practitioners working with adult English language learners.

Adult ESL Publications
Click on each cover below to learn more about resources for practitioners working with adult English language learners.

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Practitioner Toolkit: Working With Adult English Language Learners

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The CAELA Guide for Adult ESL Trainers



EL/Civics Online Courses

Funder: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education

September 2006 – September 2009

In collaboration with The Adult Learning Resource Center (ALRC) in Arlington Heights, Illinois, CAL is managing this project to develop online courses and tutorials to assist teachers in creating effective ESL lessons in the areas of U.S. history, U.S. government, civic participation, and the naturalization process.

For more information, visit

New Civic Engagement Course Available
(April 2009)

We are pleased to announce a new, free professional development opportunity for citizenship and ESL teachers. The Civic Engagement Course is now available at EL/Civics Online.

The new Civic Engagement Course shows teachers how to facilitate students' awareness about their communities, becoming a part of their community, and giving back to their community.  In addition, all four of the EL/Civics Online courses allow educators to: 

  • Participate in free, self-paced, online professional development

  • Create and obtain EL/Civics lesson plans

  • Access timely and relevant resources

  • Download classroom-ready handouts

  • Keep all of their handouts and resources in a personal "My Information Center." 

Naturalization Process Course Available
(January 2009)

The Naturalization Process Course gives an outline of the three main components of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Redesigned Naturalization Test and shows teachers how to prepare students for each one.

New citizenship teachers will learn how to get started teaching naturalization, and experienced citizenship teachers will learn about the redesigned Naturalization test.

Learn more at

If you have comments or questions, or need assistance, contact

Sue Barauski
Adult Learning Resource Center
Phone 224-366-8500
2626 S. Clearbrook Drive
Arlington Heights, IL  60005

EL/Civics Online is developed by the Adult Learning Resource Center under a contract from CAL with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, and from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of Citizenship.

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