What We Do


CAL's experienced staff conduct research, develop language assessments and instructional materials, provide professional development and technical assistance services, offer online courses, and disseminate information and resources related to language and culture.

Our clients include federal and state agencies, school districts, universities, refugee service providers, foundations, associations, and businesses. CAL typically operates as many as 50 projects at any given time, with periods of performance from a few days to 5 years or more.

CAL conducts large-scale and small-scale research projects on a wide variety of topics related to our mission, including language teaching and learning, literacy, assessment, and the use of language in society.

CAL offers extensive research-based professional development and technical assistance services, many of them with an online component. Our cadre of experienced service providers can work with you to customize solutions to meet your needs.