Directions to CAL

Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20016-1859

Entering the CAL building

When you arrive at the CAL building, follow the directions on the keypad by the front door. The CAL receptionist will ask the name of the CAL staff member you have come to see and will unlock the door for you to enter the building. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Check in with the CAL receptionist to receive a visitor badge.

Taking the Metro

Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown Station. Take the exit for the East side of Wisconsin Avenue. As you get off the escalator, continue walking straight ahead to the corner, then turn left onto 40th Street. Stay on the left side of 40th Street. Cross Brandywine Street. CAL will then be the second building on your left.

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Metered street parking is available near CAL's offices (2- to 4-hour limit). Circle Parking, a commercial parking lot, is located at the Whole Foods Market between Albemarle and Brandywine Streets. Enter the parking lot from Wisconsin Avenue or 40th Street.

Local Hotels

A list of local hotels is available as a courtesy to visitors. CAL does not recommend or endorse these accommodations. 

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Three airports serve the Washington DC metropolitan area, with Washington National Airport being the closest to CAL. 

The BOLD Center

The BOLD Center is located in the same building as CAL and has a separate entrance around the corner. 

The BOLD Center
4000 Chesapeake Street NW
Washington DC 20016