VANCOUVER, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Paragon Testing Enterprises and the National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) of the Chinese Ministry of Education have signed an agreement to deliver the Canadian Academic English Language Test – Computer Edition (CAEL CE) in the People's Republic of China.
The presence of CAEL CE means that Chinese students will be able to sit for an English proficiency test in China that evaluates their readiness for academic success in Canadian universities and colleges.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Jiang Gang, President of NEEA, and Dr. Donald Wehrung, President and CEO of Paragon.
The event was celebrated at Paragon's head office in Vancouver with representatives from NEEA; Paragon; the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver; the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology; The University of British Columbia (UBC); and the Canada China Business Council.
Further details on location, registration, and the price of the test will be available soon. To receive the latest updates on Paragon's developments in the People's Republic of China, sign up for the newsletter at cael.ca/china-updates.
View the full press release at cael.ca/news/caelcechina/.
About CAEL CE
CAEL CE measures the language proficiency of test takers' listening, reading, writing, and speaking English in academic settings.
The test is one of the best tools for identifying students with the right English skills for academic success. It provides an authentic representation of English language use in a Canadian academic context. Test takers read articles, listen to lectures, answer questions, and write a short essay, as they would be expected to do in a first-year Canadian university or college classroom.
The test is currently accepted by more than 180 Canadian universities and colleges for admission to their academic programs, and is delivered by computer at 35 test centres within Canada with a more recent expansion to select cities internationally.
More information regarding the test is available on the CAEL CE website at cael.ca.
Paragon Testing Enterprises is a private subsidiary of UBC that was incorporated in 2009 to commercialize the university's English language proficiency tests. Paragon's tests include the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and CAEL CE.
The company is now Canada's largest deliverer of high-stakes English language proficiency tests.
More information can be found on the Paragon website at paragontesting.ca.
SOURCE Paragon Testing Enterprises