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National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement

National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement

CELA is a research resource website for teachers of English, as first or second language. Its target audience includes, but not limited to, teachers of English language arts, literacy researchers, and reading clinicians or specialists. It provides a catalyst for research in emergent readers, second language readers, reading in the academic disciplines, and reading teacher development. In addition to primary researches, progress reports, and best practices, it also provides a quarterly newsletter featuring news and progress from the field. This electronic research library requires basic Internet searching ability, an Adobe Acrobat Reader and a Java-enabled browser for patrons to access its full-text database with the help of a keyword search engine.


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Samira Bakr
Samira Bakr (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
10 years ago

 A very rich site. It gives great help in professional development for teachers. Learners also can navigate easily to find useful material. the most interesting aspect that it does not only introduce practical material but academic  as well. 

Technical Remarks:

Easy to navigate 

Amy Williamson
Amy Williamson (Faculty)
13 years ago
While the home page does not seem particularly inviting, the links accessible through this site are extremely useful for teachers and provide a wide sprectrum of resources.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith (Student)
16 years ago
I spent I a few minutes browsing the stie, and it has quite a bit of good
information on English and literacy. It offers lots of resources, like research
on literacy and development of reading skills. It also offers teachers help
with reading instruction. It also has a good list of publications, like the
newsletter and a list of helpful books and articles. It also contains a list of
services offered by the CELA. This website is very easy to navigate and could
be a very useful resource.

Used in course? Yes
Michelle Clark
Michelle Clark (Student)
16 years ago
This information is easily understood in reading. I spent some time reviewing
the content and find it is useful information in enhancing teaching as well as
learning. First time users will find it fairly easy to use the software.
Used in course? Yes