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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 (CANCELED)
Next Institute: To Be Determined

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


Academic Spanish for the Language Arts and Social Studies Instructional Program

Dates: Apr. 26 - June 14, 2017
Location: Distance-learning course via webcasts and online sessions. Click here to register.


University Credit at CABE 2017 Conference

Date: Mar. 29 - Apr. 1, 2017
Location: Anaheim, CA
2-Unit Course Registration ($260):
3-Unit Course Registration ($390):

Featured CEEL Programs


Learn more about Project STELLAR by clicking HERE!



Journalism for English Learners Institute  

Date: May 18, 19, and June 1, 2017

Location: Loyola Marymount University

Spring 2017 Journalism Institute Flyer

Register here!

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.