Are you a learner?
For over fifty years, people who pass CaMLA exams have been able to confidently tell schools and employers they have the language tools necessary to succeed as an English speaker anywhere in the world. People take CaMLA exams for many reasons, some of which include: to improve their English, as a follow-up to an English class, to get a good job, or for travel or living abroad.
Which exam is right for you?
CaMLA exams are offered at authorized test centers around the world. Contact a center near you for details about exam dates, costs, and how to register.
The Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) is a standardized high-intermediate level English as a foreign language (EFL) examination. It assesses language competence in speaking, listening, and understanding and producing written English. It is aimed at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). You can use an ECCE certificate as evidence of high-intermediate level competence for personal, public, educational, and occupational purposes.
The Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) is a standardized, advanced-level English as a foreign language (EFL) examination. It assesses linguistic, discoursal, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic elements of the English language and is aimed at the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) is an advanced-level battery of English language proficiency tests for adult nonnative speakers of English who need to use English for academic purposes at the college and university level. It is mainly for students applying to universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The Michigan English Test (MET) is an international examination that assesses general English language proficiency in social, educational, and workplace contexts. Listening recordings and reading passages reflect everyday, authentic interaction in an American-English linguistic environment. It is intended for adults and adolescents at or above a secondary level of education who want to measure their general English language proficiency in a variety of linguistics contexts.
The Young Learners Tests of English (YLTE) are a fun and motivating way to test the English of young learners in the primary and middle grades. The tests cover all four language skills and are developed by CaMLA in association with Cambridge ESOL.
Quick Links for Learners
CaMLA practice materials are now for sale. These resources help English language learners become familiar with the content and format of their chosen test so they can see whether their English is at the level required for the actual exam.
CaMLA exams are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an internationally recognized framework that describes language ability in a scale of levels that ranges from A1 for beginners to C2 for those who have mastered a language.
Applicants with disabilities can request special accommodations, which can be made for the ECCE, ECPE, MELAB, MET, and YLTE.