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. Click here to see our fact sheet.


News & Updates

UVELPE Test and UVELPE Oral Test will be offered online on December 9, 2020 from 7:00am ET - 10:00am ET and 7:00pm ET - 10:00pm ET. More information about the testing timeline will be sent to students after they are registered.

Read the full article here: https://global.virginia.edu/visas-workplace-esl-program-finds-new-avatar-online

CAELC Classes began the week of August 31st and will end the week of November 16th. They will be held online. Course recommendations for Spring 2021 semester will be sent to students the week of December 14, 2020.
VISAS programming began the week of Monday, September 14, online. To find out more information, visit our Wordpress site!

Our Summer English for Academic Purposes Program ended on August 7th. Our Summer 2021 program dates will be announced in spring.

"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