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Center for Applied Linguistics
Deep, scholarly site on language and its role in the culture.
Grade Level: Professional

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a non-profit organization committed to improving communication through better understanding of language and culture. This Web site provides resources and information related to language including bilingual education, language testing, school reform, adult ESL, and more.
This rather busy site is primarily text but still easily navigated. The left side menu at the top offers links to information grouped by topic. There is also a top navigation bar with more links. Additionally, an on-site search tool is available with a variety of options for finding just what you need.

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a private non-profit organization made up of scholars and educators "who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems." The resources at this site are of particular interest to educators and policy-makers alike. Among the topics of interest are adult ESL literacy, dialects and Ebonics, foreign language, K-12 ESL, language testing, research, and refugee integration. The Resources link leads to frequently asked questions, databases/directories, online resources, and more.


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