English Language Learners
Students from non-English-speaking backgrounds are the fastest
growing segment of the K–12 student population in the United
States. An increasing number of these students are newcomers—recent
arrivals to the United States who have limited or no English
language proficiency and who often have had limited formal education
in their native countries.
CAL’s projects and resources are designed to support the
implementation of programs for immigrant students, including newcomers.
Exemplary Programs for Newcomer English Language Learners at the Secondary Level
Learn more about this project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The Center for Applied Linguistics is involved in a variety
of projects related to immigrant education. Read
Publications and Resources
Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population
How English-Language Learners Are Putting Schools to the Test
CAL worked with Education Week to create a downloadable PDF of selected articles from the recent Quality Counts 2009, the latest in a series of annual report cards tracking state education policies and outcomes.
This PDF features three articles from the report that reference CAL’s work on the education of English language learners. Learn more.