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Center for Adult English Language Acquisition - Launched in January 2005, the center aims to assist states with emerging populations who are learning English as a second language (ESL). Center staff will work with state representatives so that they will have the capacity to promote the English language learning and academic achievement of adults learning English. The centerís web site provides resources on a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning adult ESL, including workplace and vocational ESL, civics/citizenship education, specific populations and family and intergenerational ESL literacy....

National LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) - This Web site provides a national network of adult education and family literacy programs. It provides links to facts and statistics as well as state policy and legislation information. The page also provides links to the five regional LINCS centers that contain state-specific information....

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) - This department of education Web site provides links to explanations of issues in vocational and adult education, department-sponsored reports, state-specific information and other links to adult education Web pages....

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) - This Web site features historical data, reports and other information on the status of literacy among U.S. adults and literacy trends over time....

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