400 i heard that CELBAN speaking is difficult? is that true?

Updated 2021

Hi Kim,

 
          how are you?my celban exam date is not yet confirmed.i am waiting for the confirmation,once it is done i am willing to take celban coaching.i am tensed why they are taking so much of time for giving me the confirmation.its been 2 months i applied for the exam.i heard that celban speaking is difficult? is that true?please reply me
 
        thank you kim.
 

Dear S,

From my experience it may not be wise to wait for the confirmation. Some times it comes the day before the exam. In my opinion it is best to start preparing right away. It can take two months to a year to prepare for the exam, depending on how strong you are when it comes to your skills and abilities when it comes to:
  1. Interacting with Others,
  2. Getting Things Done,
  3. Giving Instructions, and
  4. Understanding Information.
 
Also, whether something is easy or hard is relative. Something that is easy for you may be difficult for someone else. It all depends on your skill development. 
 
And, the score for CELBAN Speaking is much lower than the score for CELBAN Listening (you need a 10 in Listening) so realtively speaking CELBAN Speaking is easier than CELBAN Listening. 
 
What makes a difference when it comes to CELBAN Listening and CELBAN Speaking is that:
 
  • The required score for CELBAN Speaking is the ability to create communications in a moderately demanding situation. 
  • The required score for CELBAN Listening is the ability to interpret communications in a demanding situation. 
So then my question to you is:
 
How competent are you at creating verbal communications in a moderately demanding medical context? 
 
If you are highly competent – you have a level of skills in such situations – then it will be easy. 
 
If you are not very competent – you have a level of skills in such situations – then it will be more challenging. 
 
Right? 
 
That is why CELBANPrep University and the CELBANPrep 90 Day Challenge has been created the way it has. Our primary focus (whether it be for CELBAN Reading, CELBAN Writing, CELBAN Listening or CELBAN Speaking) is:
 
  1. Interacting with Others,
  2. Getting Things Done,
  3. Giving/Receiving Instructions, and
  4. Understanding Information.
We do this in several ways depending on your needs, budget and finances:
 
  • Self-Study CELBAN Material: Whether it be e-books available internationally through Amazon, through the Dear Kim blog, or the subscription to CELBANPrep University you have ample resources to help you to prepare for the CELBAN. (NOTE: While this is the more affordable path, it is also the path that will take more time for you to obtain your goals of becoming a licensed nurse in Canada.)
  • Online CELBAN Courses and Classes: When you enroll as a student at CELBANPrep University you have access to several courses that are available and accessible on your schedule. Live classes – online group sessions – are also available at a scheduled time. (NOTE: While this path requires an investment of both time and money, it is the path that will that will allow you to obtain your goals of becoming a licensed nurse in Canada sooner!)

I hope this helps!

Kim


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4 responses to “400 i heard that CELBAN speaking is difficult? is that true?

  1. Hello Kim,

    You are most welcome. I worry in everything. I am just making my way from one section to the other 🙂 Nurse volunteer would be interesting and I am looking forward for more meetings. 🙂

    Always,
    Toni

    • Toni,
      I just met a friend from High School who is the head of the volunteers at several local hospitals. She was so excited to hear about my business, having met so many IENs who come to volunteer at her hospitals! Volunteering is a great way to gain experience. Keep your ears and eyes open for interactions and clinical communications. You can learn a great deal when you compare and contrast (speaking lesson 4) similarities and differences between clinical communications here in Canada vs back home or anywhere else you have worked. In doing this you are preparing for your CRNE!
      Kim

  2. Thanks Toni! I so appreciate that you took the time to comment! I did not know you were worried about CELBAN Speaking! I look forward to practicing during the Conference Call. Maybe you can be one of the nurse volunteers!

    Kim

    For others wondering about the Speaking Conference Calls go to http://www.speaking.celbanprep.ca

  3. Hi S,

    I am also a candidate and I can totally relate to your feelings about the Celban Speaking. I do agree that you start practicing now while waiting for your confirmation; this will give you more time to work out. Also, it is natural and normal to be tensed or nervous especially if we hear that the test is difficult; but it would be more difficult if we do nothing and remain negative about it. Keep your head up and be positive. You can do it 🙂

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