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Creating Access book coverCreating Access: Language and Academic Programs for Secondary School Newcomers

Learn more about this and other publications in the Language and Education Practice Series.

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CAL offers selected digests in print collections. Add these valuable resources to your reference library. Learn more about our digest collections.



ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

For nearly 30 years, CAL housed the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics (ERIC/CLL). During that time, ERIC was a nationwide information network aiming to improve educational practice by providing ready access to education literature. ERIC maintained the world’s largest database of education-related materials, operated extensive question-answering services covering all subject areas and levels of education, and produced and distributed a wide range of publications designed to provide easy access to important information on topics in education. ERIC clearinghouses collected, produced, and disseminated education information in various subject areas.

ERIC/CLL subject areas included foreign language education, the teaching and learning of English as a second language, bilingual education, and all areas of linguistics. ERIC/CLL was operated by the Center for Applied Linguistics from 1974 through 2003 through contracts from the National Institute of Education, then from the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC/CLL produced many quality publications, including digests, online resource guides, print and Web-based newsletters, and books in the Language in Education and Professional Practice series. ERIC/CLL also maintained a Web site and provided question-answering services. Funding for ERIC/CLL ended December 31, 2003. For information about the new ERIC database, visit

These Web pages are designed to provide easy access to the variety of resources developed by ERIC/CLL, many of which are still relevant and useful today.

Digest archive
Visit the digest archive to read and download digests from 1987 to 1992.
Browse CAL's latest digests.

The Professional Practice Series
Learn more about this series designed to provide language educators with accessible information, supported by theory and research, that will help them improve or enhance their teaching and their programs.

ERIC/CLL News Bulletin
The ERIC/CLL News Bulletin was published semiannually by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics from 1977 to 2003. This newsletter is in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and disseminated without permission. Visit our ERIC/CLL News Bulletin archive for issues from 1995 to 2003.

Language Link
Language Link was published quarterly from June 1999 to December 2003 by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics. Each issue covered topics of interest to the foreign language, English as a second language, linguistics, and cross cultural education fields. Visit the Language Link archive.

Resource Guides Online
Resource Guides Online (RGO) provide links to relevant resources on various topics in second language teaching and learning. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics developed several RGOs over the years on topics ranging from language policy and planning to computer-assisted language learning. Visit the Resources Guides Online archive.