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The Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) provides national leadership in promoting high quality education for the nation's population of English language learners (ELLs). Traditionally, this population has been known as limited English proficient students (LEPs). OELA's mission is to include various elements of school reform in programs designed to assist the language minority agenda. These include an emphasis on high academic standards, school accountability, professional development, family literacy, early reading, and partnerships between parents and the communities.

The OELA's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA, formerly NCBE) collects, analyzes, and disseminates information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S.

The OERI’s Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) is one of the five national educational research and development centers that assists the nation’s diverse students at risk of educational failure to achieve academic excellence.

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a private, nonprofit organization that has been involved in applying research and information about language and culture to educational, cultural, and social concerns since 1959.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) is an international organization involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individual language rights.

The MidAmerica Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MIDTESOL) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the professional development of ESOL educators in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) is a national organization concerned with promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual education.

ESL Magazine Online is an award-winning print magazine for English as a second or foreign language educators.

Dave's ESL Cafe is the Internet's meeting place for ESL + EFL teachers + students from around the world. has fun on-line ESL learning games.


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