Q.Why Is the Required Benchmark for CELBAN so High?
A. Once you pass the CELBAN you may be required to take university courses; to enter university you MUST have university level English. The level of English required to enter Canada is a conversational level – the level that allows you to manage every day life. But to be in a university level class you must have a University level of English. Otherwise you would do exceptionally poorly: wasting valuable time, money, energy and other resources. And how would you feel in that situation: struggling with the language, to understand the teacher, other classmates and assignments?
The benchmark you are required to obtain is high for a reason.
One can not memorize their way into a language, into a culture.
People MUST learn the skills, develop the competencies to obtain a required benchmark.
It takes time and lots of practice to go from consciously incompetent to unconsciously competent when it comes to skill development.
IENs who pass the CELBAN pass because they are unconsciously competent in their skills when it comes to the English language and Canadian culture. In fact with CELBANPrep, IENs were discouraged in taking the exam before they proved themselves unconsciously competent.
That is why the success rate of CELBANPrep graduates was so high. Their level of confidence in entering the exam was because they had obtained mastery.
Here is the tag to learn more about the CELBANPrep Method.
Reprinted from: An Interview with Kim