Tag Archives: CELBAN Writing Tutoring

Busy Mom and Dad: The schedules [for CELBANPrep courses] will be based on the students availability is that right?

Dear Kim,
[O]n taking the courses youve mentioned that the schedules will be based on the students availability is that right? so like what if i will take the writing course and it will be for 3months as youve said, what if my available time is only during weekends? and i missed 2 weekends. is my 3months will still ends the same? does it mean the 2weekends i missed will be considered forfeited? Thank you Kim, i will be waiting for your respond.. Thanks and more power!

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โ–บ I feel like I am wasting my time … just waiting for the CELBAN news

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.
Dear Kim,
My name is Z and I’m from Manitoba. ย 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. ย 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. ย I have taken the iCelban exam at the MNU twiceย 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. ย 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. ย I need someone to check what I have done and give me feedbacks ย Also money wise it’s a little expensive hope you have some discount ? ๐Ÿ˜‰
Also, I’m working full-time but on shifts. I work two weeks days, two weeks nights and alternate after that. ย I am really determined to learn. ย I feel like I am wasting my time which I am just waiting for the CELBAN news to come up. ย So, here I am thinking on enrolling in writing course. ย Will there be an coach to give me feedbacks? will I be able to see my work? ย How is it gonna work? ย ( too many question) tsk…
Hope to hear from you soon. Good day! Z

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ยง Why collocations matter ~ spotting the errors ~ CELBANPrep Writing Level One

Dear Friend,

With the assistance of a writing coach, IENs work on writing assignments on a weekly basis. This personalized writing tutoring allows a person to develop test taking strategies that increase their score on the CELBAN. See if you can spot some of the errors in the phrases below:

  • A patient complained aboutย why should the nurseย must asks so many questions..
  • and not toย right away help the patient.
  • Little that the patient knewย that the nurse was already helping the patient.
  • The nurse ย focusedย her full attention toย the patient.

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