NOTE: Although this message was written during the changes in national administrator of the CELBAN it may still apply, if you are waiting for an available seat for the exam.
My name is Z and I’m from Manitoba. I have been waiting desperately for the news of the upcoming CELBAN schedules since CELAS centre no longer exist. I have been informed before by CELAS of my exam dates last summer but I guess it didnt push through because of the recent changes and the money that I paid didn’t reflect in my bank statement so I guess no.
I am writing to you because I need to enroll in writing classes or writing course you got there. I really dont know what to take. All I want is someone to check in my work specifically in writing because I cant seem to get it right. I have taken the iCelban exam at the MNU twice and my results with listening are 10 and reading are 8,9 but with writing I can’t seem to get it even at 7. I always get 6 on both the iCelban exams. I didnt have the chance to take the speaking test because I don’t a a specific date yet.
So, I need your help in my writing. I need someone to check what I have done and give me feedbacks Also money wise it’s a little expensive hope you have some discount ? 😉
Also, I’m working full-time but on shifts. I work two weeks days, two weeks nights and alternate after that. I am really determined to learn. I feel like I am wasting my time which I am just waiting for the CELBAN news to come up. So, here I am thinking on enrolling in writing course. Will there be an coach to give me feedbacks? will I be able to see my work? How is it gonna work? ( too many question) tsk…
You are of great help. I would like to ask about writing and speaking if you can give me free prep… I hope to hear from you and I started doing the reading and listening prep and making a good job on it.
I enjoyed the Speaking Conference Call last Thursday because I was able to meet you and the rest of the IENs students. It was very informative. And I find it challenging too, because you encourage everyone to talk and to give our opinions. I am a shy type and I find speaking is a difficult task when in a group like that. And usually what happen is that I am running out of the right words. But then, I find it interesting as we go along, and hearing the comments of the participants is benificial for English grammar learners like me.
Thank you very much for having this conference and I hope I can participate again next time till I pass a CELBAN exam.
It was great talking to you and to other people from accross Canada. Interesting experience! Your feedback is appreciated Kim. And it is good to hear others people feedback too. This is a good way to learn more and to see where you are, what are your weaknesses and strengths (see Kim, I did use open-ended questions ).
Thank you Kim for your initiative of having Speaking Conference.
I’m thankful to God for knowing you and for finding about CelbanPrep over the internet. Thanks for all your help and support. Thanks for your dedication and willingness to help people in time of their need. May you be blessed and rewarded from above! Only unselfish people with a big heart, can do that.