Category Archives: CELBAN Listening

Why is it so hard to get a 10 in listening?

Getting a score of 10 in the listening section of the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) can be challenging for several reasons:

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How can I get a 10 in CELBAN Listening?

To get a score of 10 in the CELBAN Listening section, you need to demonstrate a high level of comprehension of spoken English. Here are some steps you can follow to prepare for the test:

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πŸ“±#16 A Question about CELBAN Preparation Guide Books for Reading and Listening.

Updated 2023

Find the Reading and Listening CELBAN Preparation Guide Books

Dear Kim,

I would like to buy listing and reading material.
Can u suggest me ur best practice books!


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🌎 CELBAN Listening Preparation Guide Book: Healer Explore the CELBAN

New Release: September 2021

What You Will Learn:

  • What skills you must demonstrate during CELBAN Listening.
  • The Tips & Topics that wise nurses know so that they get the required score on CELBAN Listening.
  • What is slowing you down, standing in your way, or stopping you from getting the required score in listening with a Complete Self-Evaluation.
  • How to Engage in Activating Lesson Plans to build your listening skills: at home, at work and in the community.
  • The 4 SECRET WAYS to increase your score on CELBAN Listening.
  • How to overcome stress. Experience comfort. Obtain Self-Mastery.
  • and more…

Now available on Amazon

πŸ“±#17 CT4 UNSUSPECTING NEWCOMER – ♦ WARNING: Overconfidence can have detrimental effects.

Updated 2023


Yes I am  and I am from the Philippines. We came here with my family as immigrant last July 26 last year. So, we’re only 1year 3months in Canada. I’ve taken IELTS,CLB but not yet of CELBAN. The last time I took the Ielts was last feb here in Canada. It was too bad because I got a score of 6. I took also one in the Phil last June before we came here in Canada and I got OBS of 6.5 which is higher than the recent one. Is CLBPT and CLB the same? Yes, I took already twice of CLB. The first time I had it was last Sept.17 wherein I had scores of 6,7,7,8 (listening, speaking, reading, writing). The second one was in VCC where my scores were 6,7,8,7. G

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πŸ“‹CT4 ♦ WARNING: I did my Celban last May without any preparation or any study guide

Updated this week

Hi Kim, IΒ am from Philippines and just came 2 months here in Canada
I did my Celban last MayΒ  without any preparation or any study guide. My score in Listening is 7, Reading 8 Writing 6 and speaking 7 . I was frustrated and I’m planning to take again on November … J

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πŸ“‹ #4 CELBAN Preparation in Dubai πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ UAE, πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ Qatar, πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ Saudi Arabia and Internationally

Updated 2023

Dear Kim,
Good morning. ..Thank you very much for the reply regarding CELBAN.
I am currently residing in Abudhabi, U.A.E since last 8yrs, working as Registered Nurse in OR, in one the reputed hospitals in U.A.E.
Basically l am from the Southern  part of India, Kerala. I hold the Canadian PR from 2010.But I stayed there in CA, only for a sum of 2-3 months.Actually Abudhabi is my first stop outside India.

I tried IELTS few times,after having the coaching class in India in 2004.Recently I received an IELTS score of overall 7.0(L-7.5, R-6.5, W-7,S-6.5).Unfortunately for CNO, they need a 7.0 band in speaking.

I will be relocated in March.I successfully completed the CRNE.[Now the NCLEX is required.]  For the process of registration completion, l need either IELTS/CELBAN.

I have done the free self assessment for the CELBAN, (R-8 and L-9).So I need further assistance in CELBAN preparation. How can I register myself for the CELBAN prep? Is there any form to be filled out?
I need a positive reply before the offer expires.

Thank you again and expecting a reply as early as possible.

With regards, L

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🌎 #2 How do I get a 9 or 10 in CELBAN Listening?

Updated 2023

Hi kim. Can i ask you a question?
I would like to ask about the listening scoring System. In an 84 items listening What score range belongs to a perfect score of 10,9,8 and 7 please. …?thanks. Hope you Can answer me with this. R

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!! Because of your guidance I did [the CELBAN] and got admission.

Updated 2021


Β first I would like to thank you for great help of me as you have sent me the study guides. this gave me the idea of what I can expect in the exam,
Β theΒ  2 nd thing is that 2 weeks ago I came to know that I have to clear CELBAN exam for entrance to bridging programme for IEN. at that time I started to look for resources. so it was you who guided me. but 1 week go I came to know that the test is ICELBAN.Β  so because of your guidance I did it and got admission.
thank u so much again for your kind help.

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πŸ“‹1G* Keepsake: β–Ί How long does it take to prepare for the CELBAN test?

Update 2021

Dear Kim,

How are you today? Thanks for your question, I am doing pretty good.

The answers for your questions:
I am from Hungary, used to be a RN back home for 11.5 years. My specialty is NICU babies – on ward and transport them.
I have been here a little bit more than six years. I live in … BC .
I have never took any language test in Canada.
Can you tell me approximately how long does it take to prepare for the CELBAN test?
Thank you for you time.