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Adult English Proficiency Assessments
Learn more about CAL's assessments for adults learning English.

Learn more about CAL's variety of adult ESL publications.

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English Language Learners

Adult ESL

In many parts of the United States, the number of adults seeking English language instruction is growing. State, local, and program staff are seeking information and technical assistance to guide them in establishing and improving programs. The need for information, resources, and technical assistance has never been greater.

CAL's services for educators working with adults learning English include

  • Preparing teachers to work with adult English language learners in their classes

  • Building states' capacity to develop a professional teacher workforce

  • Creating effective professional development programs that improve instruction

  • Developing curricula and materials to assist adults learning English in their transition to U.S. culture, work, and community environments

  • Assessing the English proficiency of adult learners

  • Evaluating adult ESL programs

The CAELA Network helps states increase their capacity to provide more effective professional development to those who teach adult English language learners. Learn more.

EL/Civics online courses
View online courses and tutorials to assist teachers in creating effective ESL civics lessons at

Publications and Resources

CAL offers a variety of publications and resources of interest to professionals working with adult English language learners. The following online resources are now available in print for ease of use and reference. Learn more about our variety of publications.

Practitioner Toolkit: Working With Adult English Language Learners
Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches

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