Im good! Thanks! How are you? I am working as a live-in caregiver.
I am from the Philippines. I’ve been here for almost a year and 10 months. I haven’t taken IELTS or CELBAN before.
I’ve read some of the letters from your ‘Dear Kim’ and I kinda relate myself to some of them though I haven’t taken any exams yet but being clueless is. And I got excited with how you’re able to helped them passed! 🙂 Im planning to take CELBAN hopefully last quarter of this year that’s why Im really eager to start reviewing. Hope to hear from you soon!
Thanks for responding! 🙂
P.S. Pardon my grammar.
I smiled when I read what you wrote about reading the posts on Dear Kim, “And I got excited with how you’re able to helped them passed! 🙂 ” Because joining CELBANPrep is entering into a partnership, I can not take all the credit. It takes hard work and dedication on behalf of the IEN. I simply show the way. But, I too get excited each time I get an email from someone telling me they passed! I just replied and posted one more today. It is so rewarding.
I also smiled when you said you could relate. That is the whole purpose of Dear Kim, to share people’s stories that allow people to know they are not alone, there are others in the same situation, and that those who have experienced the same pains and disappointments have found hope, inspiration, encouragement. As a result they have filled their dreams of life in Canada.
One day, maybe even today, it will be your message posted there! 🙂
Before we begin it is really helpful for me to know where you stand, when it comes to your English level. If your scores are about a 5, it might be better to focus on your grammar first, and then take CELBANPrep once you have achieved a higher benchmark. As a live in caregiver the resources available to you are limited. But, after you apply for PR you can qualify for free CLB exams and maybe even some LINC courses. In the mean time you can access some resources from the library: http://www.celban.biz has some suggestions.
In the mean time please take this FREE online exam: http://www.clb-osa.ca/. And take the CELBAN™ Readiness Self-Assessment. Let me know how you score.
As for pardoning your grammar, I am very lenient in e-mails at first. But in time, if you are like those who have taken this path before you, after taking CELBANPrep Writing you will be more conscientious about what you write!
Have a great day, R. I look forward to your reply.
P.S. You might be interested in 7 Things you MUST Know to Pass the CELBAN.