English Language Learners
Proficiency in more than one language is a valuable skill to be cultivated and nurtured in our schools and communities. With a population proficient in a variety of languages, the United States can operate more successfully in our global society and continue to build our understanding of other nations and cultures.
From teaching English to speakers of other languages to promoting second language acquisition for native English speakers, CAL carries out projects and provides products and services designed to promote the development of high levels of proficiency in English and other languages.
Publications and Resources
Report From the National K-12 Foreign Language Survey
CAL surveyed public and private elementary and secondary schools across the country to identify current patterns and shifts in foreign language education over time. Learn more about the survey and read the executive summary.
The Bilingual Edge
The book provides a wealth of information for parents interested in providing their children with the benefits of learning more than one language. Learn more.
Pathways to Multilingualism:
Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education
This publication features articles grounded in research that demonstrates what can be done to make immersion an effective pathway to multilingualism and academic success. Learn more.
Download our latest digest relating to bilingual education:
Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research
La crianza de niños bilingües: preocupaciones comunes de los padres y las investigaciones actuales
Browse our complete digest collection.
CAL provides a variety of publications, products, and services designed to promote language learning and cultural understanding. Learn more.