CELPIP Preparation Program

First College offers a Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) Exam Preparation Program for those planning on taking the CELPIP test. The program is offered in-class from our West Kelowna campus and is designed to prepare students for individual components of the CELPIP-General and the CELPIP-General LS tests. Students can register for individual modules of their choice, or take the entire training for all four modules of CELPIP.

The progroam duration is 72 hours in total. (18 hours for each module in speaking, reading, listening, and writing)

The CELPIP Preparation Program has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers and ensure they maximize their performance and demonstrate their true level of English language on the test day. The program focuses on improving students' language skills and helping them better understand the test format, style and expectations.

First College is a recognized institution by CELPIP Test Center to offer the CELPIP Preparation Program.
Benefits of Taking the CELPIP Preparation Program
- Become familiar with the test format and performance expectations;
- Learn about the question types and how to respond to them;
- Sharpen your English skills;
- Learn how to build your vocabulary;
- Become a confident CELPIP test taker;
- Work on improving your score in specific sections of the CELPIP test
Key Features of the Program
- Six lessons for each test component;
- Practice test items in all skills modules;
- Homework to reinforce learning and the development of good study habits;
- Vocabulary-building activities.

Who Accepts CELPIP?
The CELPIP Tests prove English language proficiency for:
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
- Permanent Resident Status
- Canadian Citizenship
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Start-up Visa Program
- Various Provincial Nominee Programs
- Alberta Human Services – Child Care Staff Certification
- Alberta Institute of Massage
- Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
- BC Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program
- Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
- NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency)
- Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
- Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC)
- Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
- TLC-Edmonton Training for Foreign Caregivers
- Organizational employment requirements

CELPIP Test Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take the test from outside of Canada? CELPIP Tests are currently available in various locations in Canada, as well as in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Locations are continuously expanding, and the full list can be found on the CELPIP Test Location and Fees page.
What is the passing score? There is no pass or fail in the test. Each CELPIP test component is given a CELPIP level, and your desired score will vary depending on the English language requirements of the institution to which you are applying. Visit the CELPIP website to better understand your CELPIP test score.
What is Canadian English? Canadian English contains elements of British English and American English in its vocabulary. To hear what a Canadian accent sounds like, please review the Listening component of the Free CELPIP sample tests.

For further information, please visit CELPIP frequently asked questions.

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