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

Like learning about other cultures and making new friends? Want to practice English or volunteer to help others practice English? Join VISAS this spring! Learn more and sign up to join VISAS Spring 2023 programs at www.visasatuva.org.

This Hoos Got Your Back program was created by the Office of Health Promotion specifically for international students to feel included in UVA’s community of care and affir

Whether you are an English speaker or an English learner, come join us!! VISAS programming will begin the week of Monday, February 14, 2022. To register for free English practice with volunteers or to volunteer with our international students, staff, and scholars, explore our website or visit our Wordpress site!

The UVA Health satellite Pharmacy, located on the first floor of the 

"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