CALS Education

California Advising and Language Services: Specialists in College Placement


California Advising and Language Services offers a wide range of educational services:

At California Advising and Language Services, we offer many years of experience in the fields of college placement and English Language teaching.
We can help you realize your international dreams!
If your goal is to gain admission to a prestigious institution in North America, or if you want to improve your English Language skills, we can support you, with our many years of experience and our contacts and knowledge of programs around the world.
We have carefully selected the best possible overseas institutions so that you will have the finest imaginable educational experience.

Academic Counseling

We also help to counsel and place international students in schools and universities in North America...


We provide proofreading and editing services to companies and individuals...


We review existing English language programs and make recommendations for their improvement...


We offer years of experience in the fields of education and teaching English as a Second Language, and we assure prospective teachers that our overseas partnerships have been carefully selected to offer you a memorable experience with well-respected and professional institutions. .

Calum A. MacKechnie

Director, California Advising and Language Services


The Director of California Advising and Language Services, Calum MacKechnie, is dedicated to helping you achieve your educational goals
Calum has worked in the areas of university placement and English language teaching for many years. He holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Washington, the DELTA – the Diploma in English Language Teaching - from the University of Cambridge, a Diploma in Marketing and Languages from Edinburgh Napier University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Stirling in Scotland. Calum has lived and worked in Japan, Spain, New Zealand, the UK, the United States, and Canada and has directed several large university programs internationally. He served as the Founding Director of Languages Canada for four years and is an Honorary Professor at Yunnan Normal University in Western China. Calum is a specialist in academic writing and editing, has extensive overseas connections, and knows that international travel and scholarshipoverseas are enriching experiences. He is delighted to assist international students to realize their dreams to study abroad.


Begin your educational journey today


“I've had the pleasure and good luck of knowing Calum MacKechnie and California Advising and Language Services since 2000. With Calum’s help over the years, I have been introduced to professor positions at the highest quality educational institutions in Niigata, Kagoshima, and Tokyo, Japan

Arthur Fowler, Professor Waseda University Tokyo, Japan

I have known Calum MacKechnie and California Advising and Language Services for the last 10 years. During this time, we have worked together on various projects, including a joint venture with a major Turkish university. I have always found California Advising and Language Services, and Calum, to be reliable and professional partners.

Senol Kaya, President, Crown International, Istanbul, Turkey

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