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Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)  ALMA's mission is to help adults gain the basic reading, writing, and math skills they need to achieve their goals. They create innovative, educationally...  
Audiolingual Approach   The audiolingual approach is a behavioristic approach to language learning, which stems from the belief that the ability to make a sound or use correct...  
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)  CATESOL's mission is to promote excellence in education for English language learners and a high quality professional environment for their teachers...  
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA)  The Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) provides research, training, and resources to help...  
Chant   Chant is rhythmic text, repeated orally by individuals or a group to improve recall...  
Civic Objectives and Additional Assessment Plans (COAAP) 

English Literacy and Civics Education (EL Civics) is a part of federal grant administration by the Office of Adult Education, California Department...  

Cloze Procedure   The cloze procedure helps learners practice using context by filling in blanks in a sentence....  
Communicative-Based ESL   This approach to teaching English as a second language (also referred to as the functional approach or communicative approach) is based on the theory...  
Community-Based English Tutoring (CBET)  The purpose of the Community-Based English Tutoring (CBET) Program is for local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide free or subsidized programs of...  
Competency-based Adult Education (CBAE)  Competency-based Adult Education (CBAE) is an educational framework relevant to the practical needs of adults. CBAE dominated the national adult education...  
Competency-Based Education (CBE)  A performance-based process leading to demonstrated mastery of skills or knowledge. This process involves identifying specific, measurable competencies...  
Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)  The use of computer-based technologies for language instruction is known as computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Computer software, including multimedia...  
Consonant Blends   Consonant blends are two or three consonants that are pronounced almost as one sound. An example is str. Each sound is heard....  
Content-Based ESL   This approach to teaching English as a second language makes use of instructional materials, learning tasks, and classroom techniques from academic content...  
Culture   Culture represents the ways and means by which human beings deal with universal human situations and problems using a variety of culture-specific patterns...  
Dual Language Program / Dual Immersion   Also known as two-way immersion or two-way bilingual education, these programs are designed to serve both language minority and language majority students...  
Educationally Disadvantaged Adult   Adult education for adults whose inability to understand, speak, read, or write the English language constitutes a substantial impairment of their ability...  
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)  English as a Foreign Language (EFL) refers to situations where English is taught to persons living in countries where English is not the medium of instruction...  
English as a Second Language (ESL)  Adult education for adults whose inability to understand, speak, read, or write the English language constitutes a substantial impairment of their ability...  
English for All (EFA)  English For All is a free web-based multimedia system for adults learning English as a second language....  
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