English Language Learners
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, of the 281 million people aged 5 and over in the United States, 55.4 million people (20 percent of this population) speak a language other than English at home.
Teachers face a growing challenge in serving this expanding
student population. CAL is committed to providing research-based
practical resources to help teachers and program administrators
meet this challenge and enhance their effectiveness. We offer
publications, professional development services, and curriculum
materials related to English as a second language (ESL), foreign
language, and dual language education in a variety of educational
The Center for Applied Linguistics is involved
in a variety of projects related to language and cultural education
Publications and Resources
Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction, 2nd Edition
This new edition of CAL SIOP's professional development manual is designed to assist teacher educators, staff developers, and leaders at the school, district, and state levels as they prepare teachers of English language learners to use the Sheltered Instruction
Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model. Learn more.
What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?
A research-based curriculum to help teachers work more effectively with the English language learners in their classrooms. Learn more.
Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
This professional development workbook and companion video provide knowledge-building, practical tools for educators working with English learners. Learn more.