Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia, is inviting individuals to take the CAEL CE Pretest. It’s a free opportunity to experience questions on the new computerized version of the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment, called CAEL CE (Computer Edition).
To be eligible for the CAEL CE Pretest, individuals must be at least two of the following:
A non-native English speaker
Enrolled in an undergraduate- or graduate-level college or university program
Enrolled in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program
Enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program
Between the ages of 17 and 25
Why should you take the CAEL CE pretest?
Practice taking academic English test questions in a real test environment.
Gain experience and confidence taking a computer delivered test.
Receive detailed Listening and Reading scores that are broken down into four categories: overall, understanding general meaning, understanding specific details and making inferences. Scores are reported as percentages making it easier for test takers to know how many questions they answered correctly in each category and what category they may need to focus on.
Note: Scores are not given for any Speaking and Writing questions answered during the test.*Discount is valid for three months from the Pretest date, and must be requested within two weeks of completing the Pretest. The discount can be used to register for one of Paragon’s tests (CAEL, CELPIP, or LPI). Alternatively, test takers can request to apply the $50 discount for one recently completed CELPIP or LPI test that was taken after October 1st, 2017. Paragon Testing Enterprises may withhold the discount at its discretion.
What is expected of the participants?
The pretest will be approximately 2 hours long and will include the following:
Computer delivery: participants will complete the pretest over the computer.
Practice four skills: the pretest will assess skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English in an academic context.
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