CAEL Preparation Program (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    (Live Online)

  • Duration:

    100 hours

  • Tuition Fee:

    $250 (each module)

Start Date

Live Online

Module 1: November 02, 2020 – January 25, 2021

Module 2: November 03, 2020 – January 26, 2021

Module 3: November 04, 2020 – February 03, 2021

Module 4: November 05, 2020 – February 11, 2021

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Overview

The CAEL Preparation courses are designed to help prepare test-takers for the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test. The course is divided into four modules. In Module One, students are introduced to CAEL preparation and an overview of the different parts in the CAEL test. Students will receive an introduction to the following parts: Academic Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. Module two goes more in-depth on specific parts of the CAEL test. Students review the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Academic Writing parts of CAEL. Module Three introduces students to timed brainstorming, strong and weak arguments, and logic and flow. While learning the parts of CAEL, students will also learn to work with difficult vocabulary, and practice listening for definitions and sequencing terms. In Module 4, students will learn how to understand perspective while reading and listen for intonation and components of speech.

Each module includes practice tests and sample question analysis to help solidify the lessons within the module. After completing all four modules, students will be prepared to take the CAEL test.

Topics

CAEL PREP MODULE 1

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the overall format and scoring of CAEL
  • Identity specific features of academic speaking
  • Use multiple strategies for brainstorming before a speaking response
  • Describe in detail the format and scoring of Part 1
  • Speak for the entire duration in each task presented in Part 1 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for each task presented in Part 1 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 1 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high scoring response
  • Recognize the question types in the Reading component of CAEL
  • Apply skimming and scanning strategies in reading
  • Define the meaning of words from their context
  • Describe the three kinds of reading skills targeted in the Reading component
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Reading component of CAEL
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to Long Reading
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 2 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Speaking response in Part 2 of CAEL.
  • Recognize the question types in the Listening component of CAEL
  • Apply listening for gist strategies in a variety of listening passages
  • Apply listening for specific detail strategies in a variety of listening passages
  • Use listening strategies
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Listening component of CAEL;
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to the Long Listening
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 3 and identify specific features that contribute to a high scoring Speaking response in Part 3 of CAEL.
  • Identify specific features of academic writing
  • Identify and use appropriate register in academic writing
  • Use multiple strategies for brainstorming before writing a response
  • Describe the format and scoring of Long Writing
  • Describe how the Long Writing task is related to the Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 4
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task presented in Part 4 of the CAEL
  • Navigate Part 4 of the CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Long Writing response in Part 4.
  • Describe the format and scoring of Short Writing
  • Describe how the Short Writing task is related to the Long Reading and Long Listening in Part 5
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task presented in Part 5 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Writing task presented in Part 5 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 5 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Short Writing response in Part 5 of CAEL.

CAEL PREP MODULE 2

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Respond to expectations of the Speaking on a Visual task
  • Identify areas to focus on when analyzing a graph or chart and apply specific and formal vocabulary in their responses
  • Recognize the question types in the Reading component of CAEL
  • Apply skimming for general topic in a reading passage
  • Apply skimming and scanning for specific information
  • Describe the three kinds of reading skills targeted in the Reading component
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Reading component of CAEL
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to the Long Reading
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Speaking task presented in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 2 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high scoring Speaking response in Part 2 of CAEL.
  • Recognize the question types in the Listening component of CAEL
  • Apply Listening for gist to understand a listening passage
  • Apply listening for specific information to identify key vocabulary
  • Identify key words in listening questions
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Listening component of CAEL
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to the Long Listening
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Navigate part 3 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Speaking response in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Identify and demonstrate the use of proper word order and parallel form in academic writing
  • Demonstrate awareness of misplaced modifiers and some commonly misspelled words in academic writing
  • Use multiple strategies for brainstorming before a Writing response
  • Describe the format and scoring of Long Writing
  • Describe how the Long Writing task is related to the Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 4
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task presented in Par 4 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Writing task presented in Part 4 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 4 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high scoring Long Writing response in Part 4 of CAEL
  • Recognize incorrect verb tenses and apply tenses correctly in general use
  • Refine their ability to both summarize and paraphrase important information from a reading passage
  • Complete a timed Short Writing practice for Module 2
  • Describe the format and scoring of Short Writing
  • Describe how the Short Writing task is related to the Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 5
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task presented in Part 5 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Writing task presented in Part 5 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 5 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Short Writing response in Part 5 of CAEL

CAEL PREP MODULE 3

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Make stronger, more logical arguments
  • Connect ideas and reasons with a natural flow when speaking
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond quickly under time constraints
  • Describe in detail the format and scoring of Part 1
  • Speak for the entire duration in each task presented in Part 1 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for each task presented in Part 1 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 1 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring response
  • Recognize the question types in the Reading component of CAEL
  • Derive meaning from context in reading passages
  • Skim and scan to locate specific information
  • Describe the three kinds of reading skills targeted in the Reading Component
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Reading component of CAEL
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to the Long Reading
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Speaking task presented in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 2 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Speaking respond in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Recognize the question types in the Listening components of CAEL
  • Utilize listening strategies
  • List some of the common methods of academic presentation that they might hear in a lecture
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Listening component of CAEL
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to the Long Listening
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 3 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Speaking response in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Utilize transitions and logical phrases to connect ideas in academic writing
  • Understand and recognize the usage of ‘Though’ and ‘Although’
  • Use multiple strategies for brainstorming before a Writing Response
  • Describe the format and scoring of Long Writing
  • Describe how the Long Writing task is related to Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 4
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task in Part 4
  • Navigate Part 4 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Long Writing response in Part 4 of CAEL
  • Describe the format and scoring of Long Writing
  • Describe how the Long Writing task is related to Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 4
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task in Part 4
  • Navigate Part 4 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Long Writing response in Part 4 of CAEL
  • Recognize incorrect verb tenses and use them correctly when writing academically
  • Recognize and use punctuation to make asides within a sentence
  • Complete the short, timed writing practice for Module 3
  • Describe the format and scoring of Short Writing
  • Describe how the Short Writing task is related to the Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 5
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task presented in Part 5
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Writing task presented in Part 5
  • Navigate Part 5 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Short-Writing response in Part 5 of CAEL

CAEL PREP MODULE 4

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and avoid common speaking problems
  • Utilize and adapt a wide range of vocabulary and suitable phrases
  • Recognize voiced and voiceless pronunciation for common useful words
  • Describe in detail the format and scoring of Part 1
  • Speak for the entire duration in each task presented in Part 1 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for each task presented in Part 1 of CAEL
  • Identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring response
  • Recognize the question types in the Reading component of CAEL
  • Understand and recognize perspective in reading passages
  • Determine the author bias in reading passages
  • Use reading strategies
  • Describe the three kinds of reading skills targeted in the Reading component
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Reading component of CAEL
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to the Long Reading
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Speaking task presented in Part 2 of CAEL;
  • Navigate Part 2 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Speaking response in Part 2 of CAEL
  • Recognize the question types in the Listening component of CAEL
  • Use listening strategies
  • Describe the overall format and scoring of the Listening component of CAEL
  • Describe how the Speaking task is related to Long Listening
  • Speak for the entire duration of the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Speaking task presented in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 3 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring speaking response in Part 3 of CAEL
  • Resolve and avoid common punctuation problems when proofreading
  • Express understanding of the root forms of academic words, and utilize common suffixes and prefixes
  • Use multiple strategies for brainstorming before a Writing response
  • Describe the format and scoring of Long Writing
  • Describe how the Long Writing task is related to the Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 4
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task presented in Part 4 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Writing task presented in Part 4 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 4 of CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Long Writing response in Part 4 of CAEL
  • Recognize and use a variety of sentence types
  • Identify and avoid comma splices
  • Complete the short, timed writing practice for Module 4
  • Describe the format and scoring of Short Writing
  • Describe how the Short Writing task is related to the Long Listening and Long Reading in Part 5
  • Reach the minimum word count for the Writing task presented in Part 5 of CAEL
  • Use brainstorming to prepare for the Writing task presented in Part 5 of CAEL
  • Navigate Part 5 in CAEL and identify specific features that contribute to a high-scoring Short Writing response in Part 5 of CAEL

Dates

LIVE Online

Part Time:

  • CAEL Module 1: November 02, 2020 – January 25, 2021
    • Webinars will be held on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST
  • CAEL Module 2: November 03, 2020 – January 26, 2021
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST
  • CAEL Module 3: November 04, 2020 – February 03, 2021
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST
  • CAEL Module 4: November 05, 2020 – February 11, 2021
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST

Required Materials

  • Instructor provided worksheets
  • CAEL Skills Workbook
  • Online student resources: Module 1: https://secure.cael.ca/ce-prep-program/student-resources-1.

To access online resources, Chrome or Firefox are recommended. Edge may not display the page correctly. Ashton College’s CAEL Preparation Program is based on materials developed by CAEL experts to help test takers achieve their target scores on the CAEL Test.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students need access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.

Fees

The registration fee for each course is $250* ($1,000* for all 4 modules).

*The registration fee does not include the cost of all required materials and/or textbooks.

 

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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