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CAELA State Capacity Building Initiative

The Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) was funded by the Office of Adult and Vocational Education, U.S. Department of Education to improve the capacity of states to provide technical assistance to professional developers and teachers of adult English language learners. A major activity that supports this goal is capacity-building workshops conducted by CAELA staff for state teams of ESL professionals.

Since 2005 CAELA has worked with teams from 24 states on this initiative. In 2005 meetings were held in Washington, DC; Anaheim, California; and Atlanta, Georgia.

To find out more about this year's CAELA meetings click here.

To read a summary of the 2006 CAELA meetings, click here.

to read a summary of CAELA state teams current activities, click here.

To read summaries of CAELA states' activities in the first year of the initiative, click here.

To find information about the development of the The CAELA Guide for Adult ESL Trainers, click here.

To read questions generated at the CAELA meeting in Mobile, Alabama, February 25-27, 2007, click here.

For more information about the CAELA state capacity building initiative, please contact CAELA staff members at