The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) is a standardized test of English in use for academic purposes. The CAEL Test Preparation focuses on developing ability to use English of Canadian universities and colleges. It allows students to experience a Canadian post-secondary classroom offering a unique alternative to other standardized tests of English as a topic-based performance test. It comprises an integrated set of language activities. Students read articles, listen to lectures, answer questions and write a short essay – all on one subject. The language tasks and activities are systematically sampled from the academic community.