Thank you for taking the time to write, even though you felt embarrassed and disappointed. This takes courage, the courage that will get you through all the tough situations like this!
I can understand your disappointment. I have seen it in the faces of people I have met, read it in their e-mails, heard it in their voices. You are not alone. Many many people feel as you do. The question is, what are you going to do?
It is true, the CELBAN is unlike any other English exam, it makes it easier in some ways, but with a required score of 10 in listening it makes it harder in different ways. It is this required 10 that you were recommended to take more English classes. You need to improve your English to the point of getting 6’s and 7’s before preparing for the CELBAN, and this will take both time and effort.
Here are my suggestions. I recommend you check out:
- www.celban.biz for a list of resources to help you in each of the skills. You can borrow them from the library, if need be.
- Think about buying the CELBANPrep Study Guides. They are only $4.99
Each of these resources has been created specifically to guide you in developing the skills that are unique to the CELBAN. Focusing on your grammar can improve your score in reading, speaking and writing, when it comes to the CELBAN.
Also, have you read any of the posts on my blog, Dear Kim? Here I post the e-mail I receive that have great questions, with the thoughtful replies. I think you will like the emails offering encouragement.
Please stay in touch, and let me know how things go. Tell me which resources you used, and how they helped!