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 & Updates

EAP begins on Sunday, July 7, with orientation at Nau Hall 101.  Classes will start on Monday, July 8.

CAELC Classes began the week of September 9th and will end the week of December 2nd. Course recommendations for Fall semester will be sent to students in late August.
Test dates for the August SPEAK and August UVELPE announced!
Visit our Wordpress site for current news and updates!
Graduating this year and need the certificate on your transcript? The deadline for Spring 2019 is April 1st.

"The classes and teachers are very fun and helpful. They really care about the student and want to help the students adjust quickly to the culture and environment here in Charlottesville. I am very thankful! And what's more, I have also made quite a lot of friends here! Thanks EAP program!"

- EAP Student