There are times when I work on the computer, that I listen to music. I was just listening to the song Dreams for You, by Susan Aglukark reading a comment by a subscriber to CELBANPrep Writing. She had taken the CELBAN, and failed the writing section. Now with the help of a Writing Coach during the Writing Tutoring she has improved in her ability to write detailed reports in 20 minutes. After reading one assignment I asked, “So how did that go? Was it comparable to writing for the exam? How was your timing?”
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.
While CELBANPrep is an exam preparation course and not an English course, we do focus on grammar during the 8 lessons delivered over 8 weeks for CELBANPrep Writing. One weakness of many IENs is articles. Articles are those tiny words like: a, an, the.
Are articles important?
Consider these two sentences:
I also have an opportunity to loan ….
I also have an opportunity to a loan …
The only difference is an “a”. What is the difference in meaning?
Before this email I was hesitated to register for the celban test, but now I feel more confident in myself. By the way,[when I was reading my posted assignment for CELBANPrep Writing] I found one spelling error. “ECG” in French should be “EKG” in English. I always make these mistakes.
For this reason it bothers me when people give the textbooks that are available on Amazon a low rating. Their comments show:
They did not follow the instructions in the lesson.
They think that they way they have been preparing for the IELTS should be the way they prepare for the CELBAN. They are wrong.
The CELBANPrep Method teaches Internationally Educated Nurses how to teach themselves. It teaches them how to create an endless supply of writing prompts.
So, I was so very impressed with the efforts of one of my Internationally Educated Nurses.
Often people come to CELBANPrep with fears and apprehension about using technology. Often this slows people down, stands in their way, or stops them from obtaining their dreams. A lack of computer skills and comfort with a computer also stops some people from subscribing to the online CELBANPrep courses. And that is a big problem for those who will be writing the CELBAN CBT, the computer based test available online.
Earlier this year I met an IEN who has faced many challenges when it comes to using a computer. What is amazing is that she has been willing to learn. So I have been giving her extra challenges, to help her develop confidence in her computer skills.
I thought I would share with you what she did when she was creating a mindmap of information for CELBAN Writing Task 2. This she could then use to create a report.
Here you can see for yourself not only the assignment and improvements made through the integration of feedback, but also read some of the comments both she and I have written.
Dear Kim I hope you don’t mind but I was reading through this assignment of mine and I saw that I had spelled Celcious incorrectly, so I corrected it, as I was always making the same spelling error for that one. Also the pain score highlighted in pink was corrected by me as well as I wanted to do the pain score the way you taught me to do it. I hope you don’t mind.
Thank you for the message.
I am a Japanese, and have been here for almost 3 years….
I have been working at a … facility as an RN since last July. Registration process was completed with IELTS scores… Right now I am trying to get a job at a hospital. CELBAN scores help me to take clinical course at an university, therefore I have decided to take CELBAN test which I have never taken.
That is some of my information. I really appreciate to receive the Study Guide and Practice Exams from you.
Without your help I do not know what to prepare for CELBAN.
Since CRNBC has altered English tests to accept and increased the English scores, a large number of people started taking CELBAN test. However, the frequency of the exam dates has not be changed.
I probably write the exam this autumn. Are you aware of current situation regarding CELBAN exam?