Adult English Language Education
Adult non-native speakers of English form a significant and increasing proportion of the adult population of the United States.
Drawing on decades of experience working with educators and practitioners dealing with this growing population, CAL focuses on the language and cultural skills that these adults must develop to succeed in careers, continuing education, and the community. CAL's expertise spans all proficiency levels, from ESL in adult basic education through English for business and professional purposes.
We invite you to browse our offerings below and to contact us to discuss your needs and interests.
Visit the CAL website to learn more about our current research, projects, and resources on this topic.
Learn approaches to addressing critical thinking and problem solving with adult English learners.
Strategies and tools to help adult English learners succeed in the workplace, including working within WIOA guidelines.
Learn to write for audiences with low levels of literacy and non-native speakers of English
Strategies to combine work readiness and career pathways material with existing civics and citizenship content.
Effective strategies and practical tools to maximize the impact of refugee orientation and English instruction for newcomer students.
CAL offers evaluation and program design services to schools, districts, and other institutions that are planning or implementing programs for language learners.