Tag Archives: CELBAN Speaking

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
hi
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

3G* CELBAN Speaking Compare and Contrast Example

Speaking Compare and Contrast Example

Dear Kim

I would be humbled and honoured if you share this with others on the forum, however I do not want to take all the credit as you have moulded me and taught me very well every step of the way. You uplift me, motivate me and bring out the best in me. I thank you for your guidance, patience and most of all for just being you. You have never made me feel that I should under estimate myself, but instead you encourage one all the way. I so wish I had known you long before in time, but god knows best why our paths have crossed now.
Thank you
(This assignment was created by someone taking both CELBANPrep Writing and CELBANPrep Speaking. To practice for the Compare and Contrast task, she chose to do a compare and contrast writing assignment. She did so well I wanted to share it with you.)

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The Trapped IEN: I already took the celban twice and I am always short on the speaking component.

Dear Kim,
Hello! My name is J, I already took the celban twice and I am always short on the speaking component. I read your website and I am interested to review, but I am quite confused what to pick.  I cannot afford a 3 month review.  If you could recommend a class for me, I just want to do speaking — a one on one if possible.
for the Celban Conference calls is this one on one? 99$ for 2 hours?
How about this class that you posted on your website? the CELBANPrep Speaking Class does this have a one on one assessment and is this just for one month (since it states 4 weeks?), and how much does it cost?
Thank you,
J

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♥ I already took the IELTS twice… I admit I almost gave up … [on] my writing skills

Hello Kim,
As you may have known me, I’m K,  from Philippines….I have been following your blog for quite some time now. … I’d like to let you know a bit of myself. I’m a BSN graduate of 2012, and currently a registered nurse. I worked in a tertiary hospital here for only 14 months (Jan.2013-Feb 2014). Since then,  I stopped practicing my profession because I’m actually looking for a greener pasture. Otherwise, I wouldn’t flourish knowing that wages here are very, very low and can’t compensate for your wants, needs, and assistance to your very own loved ones. Based on this, maybe you will have an idea that I’m a man with big dreams, and eagerly relentless on pursuing them. =)
I believe in the saying that, “success starts with IELTS.” However unfortunately, I already took the IELTS twice (April and July this year), but never found the luck especially in my Writing. Taking the exam twice in a row, I always got 6.0 bandscore in my Writing while the rest of the components L, R and S were okay. My writing sucks, isn’t it? I usually practiced my writing part before like 2x a week. But I admit I almost gave up knowing that I’ve had the same mistakes and no matter how hard I tried to improve my writing skills, I fairly didn’t have the chance of getting 7 especially during my practices. In my mind I believe that writing skill takes a talent, which I obviously don’t have. I’d like to think that I didn’t get a score of 7 because of the technicality of the IELTS writing topics and the topics themselves are difficult to be explained explicitly, to the point that I ran out of ideas, or no ideas to be input at all 😦
However, sooner, I will be reviewing and sitting for the CELBAN may be early next year if everything goes well. Right now, I have this ambivalent feeling, again. To be honest, I really don’t have any ideas right now what CELBAN is all about except its meaning, Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses. I have with me again this feeling of fear, completely mixed emotions because I don’t know how difficult the CELBAN exam is, or if I can make it with just one take. Although a lot of IENs from the agency where I have applied as student visa for Canada took and passed the exam with just one sit, still I’ve lessened down my expectations to make it….How do I improve IELTS or CELBAN writing? Ielts writing topics are getting more difficult than the ones established few years ago. I do also have this question: Has the new CELBAN test administrator expanded the test dates and locations across Canada? I saw before that test dates and sites in Canada are full up to December. I’m a bit wary too if this will ever happen again come 2015. =(
How is my above writing Ms Kim?…
Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks a lot!
K

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BUSY MOM & DAD: ► I am a 7 months postpartum Mom…when will I start to take the CELBANPrep ONLINEs

Dear Kim,
Thank you for the inspiring me  to pursue my career here in Canada.I did say thank you for you to my friend  who told CELBAN thing. It is by me on how to face and pass the challenge for Nursing English requirements. Especially now I am a 7 months postpartum Mom and having a hard time in self- studying because my baby needs me all the time. And it is only me taking care of her while my husband working.
I have a question, when will I start to take the CELBAN PREP ONLINE? Rightnow till Dec 2014 the exam dates are full across Canada. That’s makes me think in a hurry and worried because my practice in Nursing it’s on standby .By next year I’m 3 years not working as a Nurse. And which will I purchase the CELBAN PREP bundle? or will I start first the basic prep one by one? Please advise me Kim.
J

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♥ What’s the use…because people didn’t get their CELBAN dates from 5-6 months

Dear Kim

What’s the use of these all sales because people didn’t get their celban dates from 5-6 months so much waiting to get the exam date then no use of this celban . It’s not good in my view , i m so much upset about the system of this celban exam dates till August it’s full I want to give exam now but how? M

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1G How can I practice speaking with [CELBANPrep]?

Dear KIM
I don’t know how to leave the comment ,, so I choose to leave here ;) sorry;
I am an one of the desperate international nurses who need celban score.
I tried IELTS couple of times, but my writing was never getting better.. and I am a terrible writer in my first language as well.
I was almost frustrated,,but I found hope in the CELBAN..
And I was one comment about a nurse who took ielts 7times(?) and success CELBAN..
I am living in Toronto where has no celban prep school.
so I was about to apply in Vancouver,, but I have to spend too much extra money for accommodation…etc..However I thought that plan because of speaking…
To practice speaking , I thought I have meet people..
but I guess this site has only online class, don’t you?
How can I practice speaking with this ? I am an Asian,, I am very weak at speaking and writing. I couldn’t find any solution yet..
If you can help and I don’t have to go to Vancouver, I would be very happy TT
I am planning to take test either Oct or Nov..
I prefer Oct than Nov though..
If I study with you, what month is appropriate ?
Please reply me. I am willing to do everything I can do to get a score.
Thank you, Jane

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