$280 + Taxes

Evaluates test taker’s academic English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for admission into Canadian post-secondary institutions and professional organizations. This is the Canadian price, international pricing will vary. Learn more about international pricing here.
CAEL total test time is about 3h30m and is done in one sitting
Reply to on-screen prompts verbally
7-10 minutes
Integrated Reading
Read passages and reply to questions
35-50 minutes
Integrated Listening
Listen to passages and reply to questions
25-35 minutes
Academic Unit A
Answer comprehension questions and write a reply
60-70 minutes
Academic Unit B
Answer comprehension questions and write a reply
40-45 minutes

Test Format Details

Free Online Sample Test

Take a free sample test. These sample questions will help test takers understand what to expect on each component of the CAEL Test.

Attend a Free CAEL Pretest Sitting

For test takers looking for additional, hands-on experience with CAEL, register now for the CAEL Pretest! The CAEL Pretest offers first-hand experience with taking academic listening, speaking, reading, and writing questions in a real test environment.
I appreciated the availability of test dates for CAEL, and found it convenient and inexpensive compared to other English proficiency tests.
- Aashima, CAEL - Test Taker
What I liked most about the CAEL was that you can do the test on the computer, it uses Canadian English, and the results are released quickly!
- Alinsson, CAEL - Test Taker