The American Board for English Language Certification believes that highly skilled graduates should also possess a comprehensive body of knowledge that is research-based and promotes English language efficiency.
ABEL is designed to assess a candidate’s ability to interpret literary and expository texts, as well as speech, writing, and research skills. Topics assessed are typically covered in college level English and English literature courses. This certification will also cover writing techniques that will evaluate a candidate’s ability to clearly interpret literary works. At the latter part of the course, students will be asked to compose their written response without access to any writing aids such as spelling and grammar tools.