Dear IEN and tutors alike,
The graphic below, of the Kindle Print Replica Technical Requirements and Limitations is an important page to read and study when you purchase your CELBANPrep resources from Amazon. Again and again I get e-mails from people who do not do so. Take the message below:
I want to ask how to access the CELBANPrep Listening book. I just purchased it few days ago and I’m confused where to begin. I clicked some videos and some of it are not working. Please help me through your book.
When you review the requirements of the devices you are using, you will discover what the limitations are; this is not due to any problem with CELBANPrep but the limitations of your device. As noted, you may need to use certain devices as “read-only” and others to access the videos. In all cases, because they are e-books, for the CELBANPrep Complete Series (Reading and Listening) you will also be required to pay a nominal fee to access the printable test and answer booklets @ www.CELBANPrep.info.
Please, before you send me an e-mail telling me you can not access the videos: read and follow the instructions! IENs fail the CELBAN exam for not doing so!
- The application of Kindle could not open the audio.What is the remedy for playing those tracks?
- IMPORTANT: Amazon Updates!!!;
- Can you please give me more hints about finding the UPDATE button for CELBANPrep from Amazon?;
For one, it is important to shift your expectations for CELBANPrep based on other resources created by Cambridge University Press etc for the IELTS, for example. These books provide sample tests: lots of them.
In teaching people that the way to pass an exam is through memorization, these books create the false belief that if you keep retaking tests you will eventually get the score you are seeking!
This is not so for the CELBAN.
The CELBAN is the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses. As such it is:
A. Yes. It is also important to change your expectations of CELBANPrep basing what you expect of other resources. From the beginning CELBANPrep has offered individual courses for each skill: one for speaking, and one for writing.
Each course is considered to be separate identities and not as modules.
A module is just one component.
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.
Did you purchase any of the CELBANPrep Suite from Amazon before March 19th, 2018? Or do you know someone that did?
Hello Miss Kim,
I am Sherol and I am currently residing in Canada.I am very interested to buy your 3 books: CelbanPrep Listening, Reading and Speaking. I have a concern.I don’t have credit card which requires from the Amazon website.I can pay those books through my online banking.
I hope from hearing to you soon.
Dear Miss Kim,
I just want to inform you that I bought the 3 books, Listening,Reading and Speaking yesterday.My concern is that I cannot open the videos as well as the link of the youtube.
The application of Kindle could not open the audio.What is the remedy for playing those tracks?
A. The resources you are getting are textbooks.
The value of textbooks is higher than fictional novels. If you do a search on the price of textbooks you will find the average range is in the hundreds of dollars in Canada. I, Kim, paid anywhere between $150-$350/textbook when I was in university. I spend thousands of dollars during my two degrees buying text books. Such is the cost of education. Why?
A. Typically CELBANPrep Writing cost more that CELBANPrep Speaking because of the time, energy and dedication Writing Coaches put into the editing process when it came to both Level One and Level Two. Typically one assignment would be reviewed 3-5 times each through the CELBANPrep Method. Most IENs were working on two assignments at a time.
The value of CELBANPrep Writing Level One or Two was $850. Sale prices were around $500. The textbooks are being sold for much less.
A. CELBANPrep 2018/2020 is in it’s eighth version. With technology changing each year, new versions were created. Understanding that CELBANPrep was created two years after YouTube came online, long before smart phones and tablets, gives you an idea of how much technology has progressed. With each version, hundreds of hours were poured into the development of CELBANPrep. Every year a new version was released. Every year enhanced technology was added. Every year.
A. I have to laugh when I hear that people think I am a scam. Anyone who makes such claims has no idea who I am or what I have done. They have not done their research, or read my blog: Dear Kim. Scammers do not invest the amount of time and energy into building something as I have.
So, I laugh every time IENs disclosed their concerns to me. A few comments can be heard in Who is Kim? – YouTube. It is a hoot!
But, I do not always laugh it off.