Welcome to CAELC

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).

News and Events

We are searching for Instructional Assistants for our summer 2017 EAP program! Click here to view the job posting.

Every Wednesday, 5-6pm: Come to VISAS Cafe in Nau 242 for stimulating discussion and international refreshments!

May 3rd, 10am: 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.

May 26th: EAP Applications are due.

Student News:  TESOL Student Lilly Crown named MENAR Fellow

TESOL Student Isaac King camping out for International Rescue Commission

Practice English with a Language Consultant

Meet with a UVA Student Language Consultant

Volunteer with the VISAS Program

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.