What is the CaMLA English Placement Test (EPT)?
The CaMLA English Placement Test (EPT) is designed to place ESL (English as a Second Language) students into appropriate courses. The test will evaluate the following skill areas:
- Listening comprehension
- Grammatical knowledge
- Reading comprehension
You can take the CaMLA assessment in our Testing Center.
Please note: A photo ID is required to take any of the Placement Tests. No exceptions!
Resources to prepare for CaMLA EPT
For the Listening Section
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
https://www.esl-lab.com/This site contains Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced practice with exercises.
For the Grammar Section
http://www.eslwithmary.com/Click on "024" for beginning grammar, "132" for intermediate grammar, "161" for advanced grammar.
For Reading and Vocabulary Test Sections
Beginning to Intermediate Level:
This website offers short articles on topics related to American culture, customs, and historical figures. Each short article includes cloze (fill-in-the-blank), vocabulary, and comprehension exercises.
One-page articles on a variety of topics with follow-up questions that test comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary.
Intermediate to Advanced Level:
CNN Archives (http://literacynet.org/cnnsf/archives.html)
This website uses older CNN articles as the basis for vocabulary, word selection, multiple choice, sequencing, and conclusions exercises.
This website offers one-page articles with comprehension and vocabulary questions.
General English Vocabulary Practice
Learn English Feel Good English Vocabulary Training
http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/vocabulary/Fill-in-the-blank vocabulary quizzes for everyday English words. Grouped by topic.
For the Academic Wordlist:
Vocabulary Exercises for the Academic Word List
Exercises involving selecting the correct word from a list to complete a sentence.
Academic Word List Tool from RMIT University (https://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/content/academic-word-list-tool)
Vocabulary exercises to practice the AWL sublists.