The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment 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.
There are two versions of CAEL: CAEL (Paper Edition) and CAEL CE (where CE stands for Computer Edition). CAEL (Paper Edition) is a combination of a paper-based Written Assessment , which measures English proficiency in reading, listening, and writing, and a separate computer-mediated Oral Language Test, which measures English proficiency in speaking. CAEL CE has been improved to deliver all four components (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) by computer in a single test sitting.
For more information, or to register for CAEL, please visit www.cael.ca.