CANADIAN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE (CAEL)
CANADIAN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The CAEL Test is the leading academic English proficiency test for study in Canada that is accepted by all major English-language Canadian institutions. The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test is a standardized test designed to determine the level of English language proficiency of test takers planning to study in an English-medium college or university, or to apply for membership in various professional associations. It is an alternative to the American TOEFL test and the British IELTS Academic Test.
CAEL is one of the best tools for identifying students with the right English skills for academic success. It provides an authentic representation of language use in a Canadian academic context. Test takers read articles, listen to a lecture, answer questions, and write a short essay, as they would be expected to do in a first-year Canadian university or college classroom. CAEL is now available as a computerized test, known as CAEL CE. CAEL CE has been improved from the previous written version to deliver all four components (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) by computer in a single test sitting.
CAEL Test Format
CAEL CE assesses English language proficiency in an academic context. Test takers receive scores for the Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing components, as well as an overall score. The test includes activities that students engage in during post-secondary study. The topics and tasks in the test are taken from fi rst-year university courses. Some of these tasks will require test takers to use what they have read and listened to in order to answer a question by speaking or writing their response. CAEL CE is fully computer delivered, providing test takers the opportunity to complete all test components in one sitting.