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

EAP Classes have begun. Welcome to all our EAP students!

August 14th, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm: The SPEAK test will be administered in New Cabell Hall room 299A. Students MUST pre-register through their departments.

August 20th, 9am, 11am, 1pm: The UVELPE will be administered in New Cabell Hall. Please register here if you are a new international graduate student whose first language is other than English and you were required to submit your TOEFL score with your application. If you will be unable to take the UVELPE on this day, please email caelc@virginia.edu.

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.