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English Language Learners
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, nearly one person in five (or 47 million U.S. residents age 5 and older) spoke a language other than English at home in the year 2000. The continued growth in the number of speakers of languages other than English is reflected in the rapidly increasing number of students in U.S. schools for whom English is a second language and in the growing number of adult English language learners across the country.
As the number of English language learners continues to grow, educators are seeking effective programs and instructional strategies to serve them.
CAL conducts projects and offers a variety of research-based resources related to the education of English language learners in a variety of settings:
To learn more about CAL’s resources for professionals working with English language learners, browse our subtopics within this section.
The Center for Applied Linguistics is involved in a variety of projects related to English language learners. Read more.
Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population
This PDF features three articles from the report that reference CAL’s work on the education of English language learners. Learn more.
Researchers Urge Use of Stimulus Funds to Address the Needs of English Language Learners
Browse CAL's publications list for titles of interest to those teaching or working with English language learners. Read more.
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