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
May 26th: EAP Applications are due.
July 10th, 9am: EAP Classes begin!
August 14th, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm: The SPEAK test will be administered in New Cabell Hall room 299A. You MUST pre-register through your department.
August 20th: The UVELPE will be administered. More information and a link to register will be available at a later date.
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.