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PROGRAM CURRICULUM

The CAEL Preparation Program has been designed to accommodate one lesson per day, with time allocated at the beginning of each class for some review of the previous day’s homework. However, instructors may also improvise this schedule and conduct multiple lessons per day by making discretionary changes to homework review times and distribution.

Syllabus: Module 1

Lesson Focus Content
L1/L2 CAEL Sample Test

Part 1: Speaking

  • Overview of test format
  • Intro to academic speaking
  • Using the Preparation Time and developing your response
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L3/L4 CAEL Sample Test

Part 2: Integrated Reading

  • Overview of Reading and question types in CAEL
  • Overview of reading strategies
  • Practice deriving meaning from context
  • Overview of reading skills
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L5/L6 CAEL Sample Test

Part 3: Integrated Listening

  • Overview of Listening in CAEL
  • Overview of listening strategies
  • Practice listening for key information
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L7/L8 CAEL Sample Test

Part 4: Academic Unit A

  • Intro to academic writing
  • Academic register
  • Brainstorming
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L9/L10 CAEL Sample Test

Part 5: Academic Unit B

  • Paraphrasing
  • Organizing a response
  • Sentence fragments and run-on sentences
  • Practice with short timed writing
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis

Syllabus: Module 2

Lesson Focus Content
L1/L2 CAEL Practice Test 1

Part 1: Speaking

  • Practice with visual terminology
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L3/L4 CAEL Practice Test 1

Part 2: Integrated Reading

  • Review of Reading in CAEL
  • Review of reading strategies
  • Practice predicting within a passage
  • Reading/comprehension practice
  • Review of reading skills
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L5/L6 CAEL Practice Test 1

Part 3: Integrated Listening

  • Overview of Listening in CAEL
  • Overview of listening strategies
  • Practice listening for pronunciations
  • Practice listening for specific information
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L7/L8 CAEL Practice Test 1

Part 4: Academic Unit A

  • Word order
  • Misplaced modifiers
  • Parallel form
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L9/L10 CAEL Practice Test 1

Part 5: Academic Unit B

  • Paraphrasing
  • Summarizing
  • Practice with short timed writing
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis

Syllabus: Module 3

Lesson Focus Content
L1/L2 CAEL Practice Test 2

Part 1: Speaking

  • Practice with timed brainstorming and speaking
  • Weak and strong arguments
  • Logic and flow
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L3/L4 CAEL Practice Test 2

Part 2: Integrated Reading

  • Review of Reading in CAEL
  • Review of reading strategies
  • Practice with difficult vocabulary
  • Practice deriving meaning from context
  • Review of reading skills
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L5/L6 CAEL Practice Test 2

Part 3: Integrated Listening

  • Overview of Listening in CAEL
  • Overview of listening strategies
  • Practice listening for definitions
  • Practice listening for sequencing terms
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L7/L8 CAEL Practice Test 2

Part 4: Academic Unit A

  • Transitions
  • Connecting ideas
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L9/L10 CAEL Practice Test 2

Part 5: Academic Unit B

  • Control of verb tense
  • Punctuation
  • Practice with short timed writing
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis

Syllabus: Module 4

Lesson Focus Content
L1/L2 CAEL Practice Test 3

Part 1: Speaking

  • Common speaking problems
  • Demonstrating your vocabulary
  • Practice with timed brainstorming and speaking
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L3/L4 CAEL Practice Test 3

Part 2: Integrated Reading

  • Review of Reading in CAEL
  • Review of reading strategies
  • Practice reading for perspective
  • Review of reading skills
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L5/L6 CAEL Practice Test 3

Part 3: Integrated Listening

  • Overview of Listening in CAEL
  • Overview of listening strategies
  • Listening for intonation and components of speech
  • Integrated speaking practice
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L7/L8 CAEL Practice Test 3

Part 4: Academic Unit A

  • Punctuation
  • Roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis
L9/L10 CAEL Practice Test 3

Part 5: Academic Unit B

  • Sentence variety
  • Comma splices
  • Practice with short timed writing
  • Test practice
  • Sample response analysis

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CAEL CE INSTRUCTORS

  • Marcy Laufer is an Online Instructor Trainer at Paragon Testing Enterprises. Marcy has over 20 years of experience as a TESL/TEFL professional in Canada and Japan. Marcy has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the CELPIP Test, and has worked in rater training, scores management, and instructional products and programs development. She holds a: B. Ed (TESL Specialization); BA (English); and a CELTA.

    Marcy Laufer
    Marcy Laufer
  • 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