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
This site contains Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced practice with exercises.

For the Grammar Section
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.

General English Vocabulary Practice
Learn English Feel Good English Vocabulary Training
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
Vocabulary exercises to practice the AWL sublists.

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