The Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) was established in 2002 at The Pennsylvania State University and is one of 16  Title VI Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The mission of CALPER is to strengthen and promote language learning at the advanced levels of proficiency.

In its work, CALPER has focused on supporting language education through

•    developing innovative teaching materials,
•    conducting critical research to inform teaching practice,
•    creating online professional development resources, and
•    offering professional development events for language educators.

CALPER’s 2022-2026 projects are carried out by a team of project coordinators from The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Pittsburgh, Delaware State University, Michigan State University, The Ohio State University, and West Chester University.