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Educators who utilize students' cultural and linguistic resources while developing students' academic competencies have the potential to significantly transform schools and educational systems.

CEEL's Goals

  • Develop research tools and methods to address critical questions related to the education of ELs.
  • Provide professional development pathways for teachers and educational leaders to address the needs of ELs.
  • Compile resources to support schools and educational institutions working with ELs.
  • Partner with individuals, organizations and institutions that will inform and engage the educational community working with ELs.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

OPAL Institute

Dates: March 1, 2 & April 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: LMU

A three-day interactive series on teaching and learning for grades Pre K-12, featuring the Observation Protocol for Academic Literacies.‌

Spring 2017 OPAL Series Flyer


Fostering Family/Community Engagement for Transitional Kindergarten/Early Childhood Programs

Dates: Nov. 17 - Feb. 9, 2017
Location: Distance-learning course via webcasts and online sessions. Click here to register.


Jornada Pedagógica Internacional para la Educación Multilingüe

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: Loyola Marymount University
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Featured CEEL Programs


Learn more about Project STELLAR by clicking HERE!



Journalism for English Learners Program

This is a research-based program developed to improve the English skills and academic achievement of English Learners (ELs) in grades 3-5 who have been in US schools at least four years.

CEEL Featured Videos

Visit our Additional Video Resources to view instructional video segments featuring presentations by renowned researchers in the field of language, literacy, learning, teacher preparation, and multicultural studies.