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OFFER A CAEL PREPARATION PROGRAM

The CAEL Preparation Program has been designed to prepare students for the CAEL Test and includes four modules.

This licensed program includes exclusive use of instructor guides to match each module.

To support instructors who will be delivering the CAEL Preparation Program, an online instructor training course taught by a CAEL expert will be offered. The training features insights into each test component, an explanation of the Performance Standards, and tips for teaching test preparation.

To apply to offer Paragon’s CAEL Preparation Program, please fill out and submit the form below. If you have additional questions about the CAEL Preparation Program, please contact us at prepprograms@paragontesting.ca

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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

PROGRAM DETAILS

Each CAEL Preparation Centre determines the fees of their CAEL Preparation Program and registers their students accordingly. However, each CAEL Preparation Centre may choose whether or not to include the recommended program materials in their program structure and fees.

PROGRAM MATERIALS

CAEL Preparation Program materials include the following components:

Required Program Materials for Instructors

  • Instructor’s Guide: Module 1 (print) + Online Resources
  • Instructor’s Guide: Module 2 (print) + Online Resources
  • Instructor’s Guide: Module 3 (print) + Online Resources
  • Instructor’s Guide: Module 4 (print) + Online Resources

Required Program Materials for Students

  • CAEL Sample Test (free)
  • CAEL Practice Test 1
  • CAEL Practice Test 2
  • CAEL Practice Test 3

Recommended Program Materials

  • CAEL Skills Workbook

Supplementary Study Materials

  • Academic Vocabulary Builder
  • CAEL: An Overview

PRACTICE TESTS

This preparation program is designed to be used with the CAEL Sample Test and CAEL Practice Tests 1, 2, and 3. The first module focuses on the CAEL Sample Test, the second module focuses on Practice Test 1, the third module focuses on Practice Test 2, and the fourth module focuses on Practice Test 3.

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

STUDENT LEVELS

The CAEL Preparation Program is designed for students with low-intermediate to advanced levels of English. Students at lower levels should not be registered for this program.

ASSESSMENT 

As this is a test preparation program with the fundamental purpose of preparing students to take the CAEL Test, no regimented means of student assessment has been built into this program. However, instructors are encouraged to provide feedback on at least one set of written student responses for each module.

Students are expected to assess themselves and their peers by using the Speaking and Writing checklists provided in this program. These checklists can also be used by instructors to assess student performance and growth throughout the course.

Instructors are also free to devise their own means of student assessment.

REVIEW OUR GUIDELINES FOR TEST PREPARATION SERVICE PROVIDERS

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

 

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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
  • Neil Zielsdorf is an Instructional Designer at Paragon Testing Enterprises. Neil has 5 years of experience as a TESL/TEFL professional in China and Canada. Neil has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the CELPIP Test, and has worked in test research and development, item writer training, and instructional products and programs development. He holds a MEd (Curriculum and Instruction), BA (Linguistics); and a TESL Canada Level 2 (Permanent) from TWU.

    Neil Zielsdorf
    Neil Zielsdorf