Skip to main content - Skip to contact information



Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment

CAEL is the final component of the EASE program specifically for international students preparing for the MA program in Sustainable Leisure Management

CAEL is an English language test for students planning to study in English universities and colleges.  CAEL, like IELTS and TOEFL, is needed to meet university entrance requirements.

CAEL assesses how well students are prepared for the academic activities at university.  Using topics new to students, CAEL tasks cover the range of real life skills required to be successful in a full-time university program.   Test takers listen to university lectures and take notes, read academic articles, and then write a timed essay based on the lectures and readings.  The test mirrors the university experience.  CAEL uses response tasks rather than multiple-choice items.

The EASE English language classes prepare students to be successful writing the CAEL assessment in April. A CAEL score of 70 is needed to be admitted into VIU's Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management.

Click to go to -