1G§* How much of study time do i need before taking the celban exams?

How Much time do I need to study before taking the CELBAN exam Dear Kim
i would like to purchase the books for reading , writing, listening, and speaking celban. how much will it all cost in total. please inform me asap.
and where can i purchase it from what are the dates for celban exams.
i am locatedin halifax
and how long it the celban exams for?
how much of study time do i need in total before taking the actual celban exams??
regards, R
Welcome R,
Wow that is a lot of questions! Thanks for the information about your move.

First off, for exam information, go to http://www.celban.org. You can see exam dates and locations there. The exam happens in some places in one day, other places two days: with Speaking separate from the group part – writing, reading, and listening.

The Speaking is about 20 minutes, and the written is about half an hour for each section for a total of an hour and a half.

These are the resources:

There are additional resources that are for every and any exam you take including the CELBAN or IELTS.

Everything is available across Canada, on Amazon, and the following countries:

Preparation time depends on the person. Some people have lots of time, and no children. These people can practice often, and post lots of assignments. They improve quickly. Other How longpeople have less time and are balancing work, study and family. These people take more time. Not only that, it depends on the starting point. Some people take CELBANPrep with a high CLB. For them it is only a matter of learning what is expected of the exam. For other people they have grammar weaknesses. It takes much longer for people who need to learn and improve their grammar. At a minimum preparing for CELBAN writing takes at least two months if you have a 7 in IELTS but some people need longer (6 months to a year if they have a 5).

The CELBAN or IELTS  resources were created to decrease that time by quickening in the process of turning their weaknesses into strengths.

At least that is what I have found after teaching hundreds of IENs through the years; because worked with everyone that came to me regardless of their score.

There are tips and suggestions for Reading and Listening Study Guides. I hoped that by making them so affordable people would get them early, and use time wisely in improving their reading and listening skills while improving nursing vocabulary.

I hope this helps.


Since the time of writing this Reids has been an amazing resource to me; she was one of the IENs I trained up as a Writing Coach. She is now a Registered Nurse, having successfully achieved her goal many years ago.

The update includes new links, and a bit more information gleaned through the years.

Amazingly, 1000 people have read this post alone!



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