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Do you know CAEL is the leading academic English proficiency test for study in Canada?

CAEL is the only test that provides a truly authentic representation of language use in a Canadian academic context. It evaluates how well you combine your speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills to perform academic tasks that you would encounter in your first year at a Canadian university or college. CAEL is available at test centres and online.


View the CAEL Guidebook for more information.

Why Take CAEL?

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Test Format

CAEL CE is fully computer delivered, providing test takers the opportunity to complete all test components in one sitting with no additional appointments, interviews, or test sittings required. The total test time for CAEL CE is about 3 ½ hours.


CAEL's Advantages

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Who Accepts CAEL?

CAEL is officially accepted by professional organizations, colleges, universities, and employers as proof of English language proficiency.  Click here for the list of institutions and organizations accepting CAEL.

Preparing for CAEL

Are you getting ready for CAEL CE? Do you need tips and strategies to prepare for your test? These videos are designed specifically for you: CAEL Study Tips.

CAEL Study Tips
1 of 6 - CAEL Study Tips - Introduction
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2 of 6 - CAEL Study Tips - Overview
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3 of 6 - CAEL Study Tips - Listening
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