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Welcome to the Center for Language Acquisition

The Center for Language Acquisition (CLA) is a research unit in the College of the Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania State University. Its primary focus is conducting and supporting Applied Linguistics research on the teaching, learning, and assessment of foreign and second languages. In collaboration with foreign and second language-teaching units in the College of the Liberal Arts, the CLA also develops and disseminates second language teaching and assessment materials based in the research paradigms of Applied Linguistics.