I would like to tell you something who I am… I am currently residing in Canada for 4 months now. I had been working in Saudi Arabia as a Staff Nurse since 2011 up to 2017. I came to Canada in order to find a greener pasture and to pursue my career if God’s permit.
I am currently working as a caregiver. I believed that this is just a stepping stone to come to Canada.
I had taken my IELTS twice under General Training but I never met the required score of 7. I’d never attempted to do the Academic IELTS too.I am lacking of self confidence in my English. The reason why is because I have difficulty in hearing… English is my second language.
Do you recommend something to do in order to solve my problem? Thank you so much for your kind help.
May God bless you.
I chose you as an example on my page because you are a remarkable woman.
The path before you is not easy; but, you will be blessed because you walk this path with a light shining in your heart, in your eyes, in your actions!
I am happy you found me so soon after coming to Canada. This is very good.
It is a difficult exam, and getting a 10 in Listening on the CELBAN is challenging.
I am not teaching CELBANPrep any more. That is why I am releasing all of the courses, and creating Textbooks, so that Internationally Educated Nurses can find resources to prepare for the CELBAN: around the world. God it taking me into a different direction with the Dear Kim Sessions
and some other things. But, I think of you often and wonder what else I can do. Right now I am working on getting 4 more books out: the CELBAN or IELTS: Grammar Essentials Series
. I have another course to develop, but I may not do that for a while. I will ask God, and follow my guidance. In the mean time I trust that He has surrounded you with Angels and if you are attentive, watch and listen, you will Hear and Know His guidance; and that is the most important thing of all!
You have a most wonderful day!
Once again, I just want to say thank you for the encouragement on my upcoming exam. Listening is one of most difficult exam which I need to pass.
I came from Saudi Arabia with strict rules. I didn’t have any freedom because everything were strict. Living in Canada is tough and moving to Canada is a challenge for me to upgrade my profession. All professionals who came to Canada need to go back to blue collar jobs.
I am currently working as a live in caregiver in Calgary, Alberta. I have been here for 4 months now. I have been borrowing books in the library but I couldn’t find any Celban books.
Thank you that I found your page on the Internet. I hope that this will work. I will strive hard to pass the exam. I believed that Celban is easier than IELTS. That’s what I heard from other people. Full of determination and hope will aid me on my exam. I just trust God who allows me to come to Canada.
May God bless you on your future endeavors!
It is people like you that made CELBANPrep possible. Each time I read your e-mails I think about my decision to stop teaching CELBANPrep. I wonder if this is the right decision. Deep inside I know it is. There are so many teachers out there, now. There were none when I started. But, when I started there were no books either. All of my nurses would come to me at the employment centre, where I was working, and ask me for books. There were none. So, because of my Master in Education I got a second contract with the employment agency and started teaching/developing resources. But then I noticed that with the lifestyles of IENs, they could not attend all of the classes. Shift work, family, etc prevented them from attending. So, when I stopped working at the employment centre, I created CELBANPrep online. I started IEPC. My dream was big. I always wanted to work with more professions, but the technological advances required me to continually update CELBANPrep. (I started before smart phones and tablets.) That is why I am so happy about Amazon. They will change and adapt to the technological changes for me!
So my life is taking me on another path, to work with more than just IENs, but also all Internationally Educated Professionals: doing what I do best.
While there are others out there willing and able to teach the English skills required for the CELBAN, no one is out there creating resources/books/textbooks. And, no one is out there giving encouragement and hope and healing to our healers: to our Internationally Educated Health Professionals. (This includes doctors, physiotherapists, midwives, and the like.)
I am not about competition, but service to humankind. I always said that I was merely filling a gap. So, once competition appeared, I would step back and allow them to do what they do. I Knew it would happen. Every visionary is followed by those who do not have the capacity to lead, to envision, to create, to risk. They are those that follow by copying, and sometimes stealing the Intellectual Property of, others. Some are trend setters. Others are mimics. Others are followers.
When I did my Master in Education ~ Adult Education, one of my professors spoke about the trends that happen in adult education. He spoke about how the trends in adult education follow and depend on what is popular. An adult education teacher may be teaching one thing, at one time, because it is popular, and then teaching something else because it is the trend. These people follow the money, and the opportunity.
People on the front line don’t do it for the money. Visionaries don’t do it because it is safe. Innovation comes from creating that which does not exist, from the depth inside that motivates against all odds, all risks, all challenges, all critics, all cynics, all fearmongers (Brene brown reference).
I didn’t create CELBANPrep because of the money. I didn’t do it because it was safe. I embodied innovation because my motivation came from deep within: as a humanitarian; as an Earth Angel. I did it against all odds, risks, challenges, critics, cynics and fearmongers. Because I did it as an individual living a Wholehearted. Check out Brene Brown’s Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted
, and her other downloadables
You see, S, my work has shifted to be more in alignment with what I did when I did my MEd because of for the past 10 years I have been working with the Brave and Brokenhearted. I have been working with IENs living wholehearted lives. And now it is time for me to reach out and do the same for so many more people.
Over the years I have fostered hope and encouragement, light and love in hundreds and thousands of Internationally Educated Nurses internationally. But now, I get to do so for everyone regardless of nationality, creed, occupation or profession.
I am not here for the one. I am not even here for the hundreds or thousands. I am here for those with eyes that see and ears that hear. Our world is in so much pain. So much healing is required. And while I will continue to heal the healers, I will continue to do so much more!
Just wait until you see my novels; and then you will know what I mean.
In the mean time, I am sorry I can not spend more time teaching you. I do so Knowing and Trusting that Angels are with you, that God will guide you, that you are in good hands.
Thank you miss Kim for the words of encouragement. May God bless you all the time!