English as a Second Language (ESL) services at the University are offered through the Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC). CAELC is charged both to provide leadership on issues related to ESL/intercultural communication and to help members of the University of Virginia community attain the level of linguistic and cultural proficiency needed for success at a research university in the United States. See our visual fact sheet and our complete fact sheet (pdf).
Welcome to CAELC
News and Events
CAELC classes have begun for the Spring 2017 semester.
VISAS programs have begun for the Spring 2017 semester.
Every Wednesday, 5-6pm: Come to Nau 242 for VISAS Cafe for stimulating discussion and international refreshments!
May 3rd, 9:30am: The Spring administration of the SPEAK Test will take place in New Cabell 299A. More information will be available at a later date. You MUST pre-register through your department.
Meet with a UVA Student Language Consultant
Would you like to meet and help international students, staff, scholars, and families in the UVa Community? Consider joining hundreds of other UVa students and faculty through the VISAS Program (Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars) and apply to work in one of five different volunteer positions. For information on the different positions, visit the Become a Volunteer page. Visit the link here to apply.