Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
CAEL is an English language test for students planning to study in English universities and colleges. CAEL, like the TOEFL and IELTS, is one test used for university entrance requirements.
CAEL assesses how well students are prepared for
the academic activities at university. CAEL tasks cover
the range of real life skills required to be successful
in a full-time university program, using topics new to
all students. Test takers listen to university lectures
and take notes, read academic articles, and then
write responses based on the lectures and readings.
The test mirrors the university experience. CAEL uses
response tasks rather than multiple-choice items.
VIU's English Language Test Score Requirement:
CAEL 60; IELTS 6.0; TOEFL iBT 80.
After the EASE Program, students interested in full-time university programs may want to write the CAEL.
The four EASE core courses will prepare students to
take the CAEL assessment. EASE students take two
core courses per term. VIU's Powell River campus
is an official CAEL test site. CAEL test preparation is
important for university studies because CAEL focuses on the academic skills students need to be successful in university. Check the CAEL website for more details: www.cael.ca