Cambridge - Michigan Tests (CaMLA)
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan consistently ranks among the top public universities in the United States.
It is endowed with top-ranked degree programs, libraries, laboratories and research facilities, and an internationally eminent faculty.
Numbers of the University’s operations are equally impressive: 28 schools and colleges in the State of Michigan, 571 major buildings, more than 6,000 regular faculty members and around 58,000 students.
The English Language Institute
The English Language Institute (ELI) is a world leader in English-language testing, producing tests to exacting standards due to its research and expertise in testing and advanced technological infrastructure.
Founded in 1941, the ELI was the first English language research and training entity of its kind in the United States. Today, the ELI continues to be recognized worldwide as a principal center of language teaching, learning, assessment, applied linguistics research, and teacher education.
Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments
(visit the official website: www.cambridgemichigan.org)
In 2010, the University of Michigan and the University of Cambridge agreed to collaborate in the field of testing and created a new non-profit entity called Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA).
CaMLA aims to offer a comprehensive and flexible set of the highest-quality products and services to help educational, governmental, and private-sector institutions meet their language-assessment needs.
The Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments Examinations
1. Michigan English Test (MET, A2-C1)
2. The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB, B1-C1)
The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult nonnative speakers of English. The MELAB is intended for Students applying to United States, Canadian, British, and other educational institutions where the language of instruction is English.
3. Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE, B2)
The Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) is a standardized, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) examination that formally testifies the knowledge of English at B2 level. The test assesses language competence in speaking, listening, and understanding and producing written English.
4. Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE, B2)
The Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) is a standardized test of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) that formally certifies the candidate’s knowledge of English at C2 level. The test assesses linguistic, discoursal, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic elements of the English language.
5. The Young Learners Tests of English (YLTE)
CaMLA 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.
The tests provide a clear and transparent assessment from Bronze (beginner) through Silver to Gold (early intermediate). The tests are international, but with an emphasis on American English. Of primary importance is that the testing experience should have a positive impact on children and on their subsequent language learning.