The Center for Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive range
of research-based language and cultural education resources and
testing tools. CAL's experienced staff of researchers and educators is committed
to using the results of our research and projects to develop practical
resources related to language learning, cultural orientation, linguistics,
We invite you to browse our resources described in this section,
from publications to frequently asked questions about language
learning, from searchable databases and directories to free
Free online resources, including downloadable digests, informational brochures, frequently asked questions and more.
Databases / Directories
Searchable databases and directories that are housed at CAL, such as the Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs in U.S. Schools and the Online Directory of ESL Resources.
An alphabetical list of publications and products available from CAL.
CAL has developed this section to provide helpful links to online information relating to issues of language and culture.
We have created an archive to provide access to older, but still relevant, project resources and deliverables.
CAL Expands Online Resource Archive
As part of our fiftieth anniversary celebration, CAL is continuing to expand the archive of online resources with the goal of providing easy access to foundational resources that would otherwise be difficult to find. Browse the latest additions to our archive highlighted below.
Search the Linguistic Reporter Collection
As part of our resource archive project, CAL has created a public electronic archive of the Linguistic Reporter, our print newsletter published from 1959 to 1982 that reported on news, events, and research at CAL and nationwide in the field of applied linguistics. This archive is a valuable resource for visitors interested in learning about CAL's history and work in accomplishing our mission. Browse the Linguistic Reporter Collection.
View the Video from the CAL50 Symposium
In March 2009, CAL assembled a distinguished panel of scholars to consider the topic: The Power of Language in a Diverse Society. CAL has posted video and accompanying PowerPoint presentations to make the information shared at the symposium available to our Web visitors. View the Video.
Visit the CAL50 web pages to learn more about our anniversary activities and travel the timeline to view milestones of our work.
CAL American Dialect Recordings Now
As part of the Library of Congress American Memory series, the CAL Collection of American English Dialect Recordings has been digitized and is now accessible online. This collection of interviews and other speech recordings, primarily from dialect research and oral history projects, provides a centralized source of North American dialect samples, preserving valuable linguistic resources that might otherwise be lost. The collection was donated by CAL to the Library of Congress in 1986 and has been accessible only by personal visit to the Library since then. Browse the Collection.