The Center for American Language & Culture (CALC) is founded on a belief in the value of communicative language teaching and sharing those principles widely with all of our students.
CALC houses a host of programs for English Language Learners:
- Institute for ESL & American Studies, which offers campus-based, credit-bearing immersion programming in English for Academic Purposes;
- Partnered Pathway Programs for ELLs, offering oversight of ESL students who start their studies overseas before coming to TCNJ; and
- Language Prep Camps, providing English instruction to younger learners as they prepare for university.
Teacher training and faculty development for those working with multi-lingual university students are available though our office. We are currently developing a Language Learning Lab in partnership with other campus units that will provide ESL instruction for professionals and non-traditional students in our NJ community.