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The CAEL Assessment is an English language proficiency test that describes your ability to use English.

CAEL scores are used for admission to college and university and for professional accreditation. There are testing centres across Canada.

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Due to scheduled website maintenance, our online registration will be unavailable as Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM PST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We expect it to be functioning again on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in the afternoon.

CAEL is now available at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. The first test sitting is on October 10 and 11. Register online now!

IMPORTANT: Our CAEL Test Centre at Queen’s Collegiate is now located at a new address. As of August 27, 2015, Queen’s Collegiate is now located at 214-5535 Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto, Ontario.

Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia (UBC), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Carleton University to acquire the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment. Read the full press release.

CAEL is available in St. Catharines! We are excited to be partnered with Brock University to serve the Niagara/St. Catharines region. Check their webpage for details.

We are pleased to announce that the Canada-China Entrepreneurs Alliance Association (CCEAA) is collaborating with London Language Institute and will be setting up CAEL testing centres through the Province of Guangdong China.  We welcome CCEAA and thank Mr. Suisheng Zhang, Chairman of CCEAA.

In partnership with London Language Institute (LLI), and in collaboration with the International Institute of Academic Development (IIAD), we are pleased to announce that, within the next six months, CAEL will be expanding into Turkey. IIAD Director Dr. Mark Weyers will be leading this initiative. Watch this space for additional details.

New testing dates available at Carlton Trail College, in Humboldt Saskatchewan. Only 20 seats available for each testing date...register early!

The CAEL Assessment in Ottawa: Registration for the March 22nd CAEL at Algonquin College is now closed. This March 22nd test will be the last CAEL at Algonquin. The next available testing date in Ottawa is April 12th, at Carleton University. Consult Test Locations and Dates for more information and for details on preparation Workshops and Courses in Ottawa.

New testing date in Ottawa: March 8 at Carleton University. Please note that the Oral Language Test (OLT) is held the day before - March 7th.

To register for a test date at any LLI-CAEL international testing center, please navigate to the LLI website.

The first two Maple Leaf Schools in China to begin using CAEL are in Dalian City and in Wuhan. Testing is expected to begin in the spring.

We are excited to announce that use of CAEL in the Maple Leaf Educational System in China is expanding! Our long-term relationship with this organization continues to be productive. We look forward to working with a growing number of schools within their network throughout 2015 and beyond.

CAEL India representative meets Head of Canadian Advocacy Program at the Canadian High Commission in Delhi.

McGill University now officially accepting CAEL Assessment scores! Check our Band Score Acceptance page for details.

In partnership with London Language Institute (LLI) and in collaboration with the International Institute of Academic Development (IIAD), we are pleased to announce that CAEL will be expanding into Taiwan, the Philippines and South Korea. In addition, LLI is developing an online CAEL preparation program expected to launch early 2015. IIAD Director, Dr. Mark Weyers, will be leading this initiative. Additional details will be posted in the coming months.

LLI-CAEL Hefei is our most recent China testing centre. Link to their webpage for testing dates and location details.

Introducing CAEL to students in Shandong Province, China

PGIC International schools in Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria are going to be offering CAEL preparation courses. If you are interested, email: info@pgic.ca indicating where you are. A representative will contact you with details.

The newest LLI-CAEL international testing centre is set to open at the Yuexiu City Plaza in Guangzhou, China.

Testing centre opening in New Delhi, India. Check New Delhi for testing location and dates.

Two new LLI-CAEL China testing centres to watch for: in Zhenjiang and in Qingdao City, Shandong Province. Watch this space for upcoming details!

CAEL-PTE Academic cut-score comparison study recently completed.

The number and type of tasks in the Oral Language Test (OLT) may vary. Video may also be included.

As part of the check-in process on testing day, some testing centres may photocopy the ID you provide.

LLI-CAEL Shenzhen will be opening soon!

LLI-CAEL Guangzhou will begin offering CAEL next month!

Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. is now accepting CAEL scores for graduate programs!

Toll free number for CAEL in China: 4009-CN-CAEL (400-926-2235).

Fraudulent or inadequate documents:

If there is any question surrounding the authenticity of Identification and Testing Documents, the CAEL Office reserves the right to withhold results and/or require further verification.

CAEL is available in Sault Ste. Marie.

Fanshawe College in London, ON and Booth University College in Winnipeg, MB accept CAEL.

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digital resources - e-Guides and an Online Workshop!

CTRC in Humboldt, SK offers prep courses. Click here for details.

No passport photo required on testing day.

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In co-operation with CAEL, LLI is opening testing centres in several countries including: China; Korea; Saudi Arabia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Colombia. Always check LLI for the latest updates and to register for tests in these locations.

Zibo Kaier Education Consultant Company Ltd Zibo City, China

Sichuan Maple Education Consulting Co. Ltd
Chengdu, China

Hangzou CAEL Education Consulting Co. Ltd Hangzhou, China

Kang Nam University Yongin, South Korea

Encourage International English School Gansu Province, China

Canada Intercambio Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sunshine Middle School of Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an, China

London Language Institute Bogota, Colombia

Yunnan CAEL Education Consulting Company Ltd Kunming, Yunnan, China

LLI-CAEL Chongqing Chongqing, China

LLI-CAEL Guangzhou Guangzhou, China

New toll free number for CAEL in China: 400-CN-CAEL (400-926-2235).

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