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Language Portal: A Translation and Interpretation Digital Library - This portal is a database of hundreds of resources used to provide services to LEP individuals. It seeks to provide relevant documents and guidance to government agencies and others who are seeking to make their services available to those who have limited proficiency in English. Materials include legal guidelines, service models, master contracts, translation and interpretation rates, and translated documents. (National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, 2011)...

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition - Launched in January 2005, the center aims to assist states with emerging populations who are learning English as a second language (ESL). Center staff will work with state representatives so that they will have the capacity to promote the English language learning and academic achievement of adults learning English. The centerís web site provides resources on a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning adult ESL, including workplace and vocational ESL, civics/citizenship education, specific populations and family and intergenerational ESL literacy....

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) - CALís mission is to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture. This siteís bilingual education page provides links to CALís current projects, such as the Heritage Languages Initiative and CALís five-year study on dual-language immersion programs. The site also features information about ebonics, ESL, dual immersion, school reform and related research....

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) - NABE strives to promote educational excellence and equity through bilingual education. Its Web site includes current legislation and policy and a collection of bilingual education news by state....

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs - The National Clearinghouse is funded by the U. S. Department of Educationís Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs to collect, analyze and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the United States. This site provides information to help states and local school districts develop programs and implement strategies for helping all students work toward high academic standards....

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - TESOL is an international advocate of credentialed instruction and quality programming for teaching English. The organization reviews standards and best practices used to teach ELL (English Language Learners) students and offers awards and grants, as well as links to professional interest groups, caucuses and student discussion groups....

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