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Paragon Testing Enterprises supports instructors who are working to help prospective test takers improve their English language skills and reach their target scores on CAEL CE (Computer Edition). To assist in preparing prospective test takers, we have provided the following resources:

GET TO KNOW THE TEST

The first step in preparing for CAEL CE is to familiarize test takers with the test format and scoring. Review the following pages:

 

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Keep up-to-date with test tips, study materials, and new developments by receiving our monthly newsletter.

ACCESS THE FREE CAEL CE RESOURCE PACK FOR TEACHERS

The CAEL CE Resource Pack for Teachers is comprised of lesson plans, classroom resources, and worksheets that can help prepare test takers for CAEL CE. These materials have been designed to be used with the free CAEL CE  Sample Test.

The CAEL CE Resource Pack is available online.

FEATURES INCLUDE:
  • 5 lesson plans
  • Worksheets and other classroom resources
  • Additional practice items
  • Detailed answer keys

SIGN UP FOR A FREE TEACHER WORKSHOP

The CAEL Teacher Workshop gives teachers a grounding in the format and structure of  CAEL CE, classroom tips, and information about official preparation materials. This three-hour course is ideal for instructors who are interested in teaching a CAEL CE preparation course, tutoring individual students, or seeking more information about CAEL CE.

TRAINING FEATURES:
  • Insight into each test component
  • Background information on question types, scoring, and assessment
  • Tips for teaching test preparation
  • A live session taught by a CAEL expert
  • Opportunity for questions and discussion
  • PDF Instructor Training Manual
  • Certificate of Completion

Instructors have the choice between two training formats: live and recorded.  The live sessions have the advantage of allowing participants to ask the trainer questions during the class.  The recorded version allows participants to complete the training at a time that is convenient to them and at their own pace.  It also includes comprehension quizzes and the opportunity to follow up with questions via email.

Note: Instructors must register at least one week prior to the training to allow time for processing of applications.

LIVE FORMAT:
  • A live, online session taught by a CAEL expert
  • Opportunity for questions and discussion
RECORDED FORMAT:
  • A recorded session taught by a CAEL Expert
  • Comprehension quizzes with explanations of answers
  • Ability to complete the training at one’s convenience

Please note that the recorded training program will become available in your CAEL account on the training dates specified below.  Participants must fully complete the recorded training program within 10 days of the start date in order to be eligible for a certificate of completion and to receive a PDF Instructor Training Manual.

Participants must create a CAEL account prior to the training date selected.

Date Time Description
Thursday, July 4 to Sunday, July 14, 2019

Last day to register: Friday, May 17

 Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session
Friday, July 5, 2019

Last day to register: Friday, June 28

9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET Live session

 

Please note: Instructor Training sessions are not suitable for test takers, CAEL Raters, or members of test centre personnel.

Interested in live in-person CAEL  Instructor training? Sign up for the pre-conference workshops at this year’s BC TEAL Conference on April 11th at Langara College.

The CAEL Teacher Workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Click here for details and registration

HAVE A CAEL PREPARATION PROGRAM OF YOUR OWN?

Find out what the guidelines are to operate a test preparation program for Paragon’s CAEL Test.

 

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CAEL CE INSTRUCTORS

  • John is an online instructor and content developer at Paragon. He has been a teacher and test preparation instructor for over 20 years in Asia and Canada. John's teaching experiences have given him a well-rounded perspective on language teaching, learning, and assessment practices around the world. In addition to a CELTA, John holds a BA in Sociology, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and is working toward his PhD in Language and Literacy Education.

    John Haggerty
    John Haggerty
  • Chris Koelbleitner is Manager of the Instructional Products and Programs Unit at Paragon Testing Enterprises. Chris has over 17 years of experience as a TESL/TEFL professional in Canada and Japan. Chris has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the CELPIP Test, and has worked in rater training, scores management, as well as instructional design. He holds a BA (English); MA (English) and a CELTA.

    Chris Koelbleitner
    Chris Koelbleitner