CELPIP OVERVIEW

Our aim at ACEA is to help our students achieve success in the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) Test. Keeping this in mind, our trainers cater to the students’ needs by designing the curriculum and schedule in a way that suits the student’s individual requirements. The trainer first evaluates the students’strengths and weaknesses, and then sketches an individualised study plan.

As a top CELPIP coaching centre, we employ various productive strategies of CELPIP coaching like Efficient Time Management, Mock Tests, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions to give our students the best training they need.

CELPIP Test is a recognized computer-delivered English language assessment tool. Since all components are completely computer-delivered in just one sitting, it offers a unique testing experience that requires no additional appointments. The computer-delivered Speaking component allows test takers to demonstrate their Englishproficiency without the possible confounding effects associated with human interaction, as used in other testing systems.

The CELPIP Test uses the English commonly spoken in Canada. It is ideal for providing proof of English language proficiency for immigration to Canada or for Canadian citizenship.

All four forms of language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking are tested in CELPIP. Among these, the speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified examiner.

The CELPIP Test consists of two versions: CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS.

The CELPIP-General Test provides Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and other users with an accurate measurement of English language proficiency in common usage situations.

The CELPIP-General Test is a complete English language testing program that assesses general levels of functional competency. The test consists of the following components:

Listening (47-55 minutes)

Reading (55-60 minutes)

Writing (53-60 minutes)

Speaking (15-20 minutes)

Total test time: About 3 hours

The format and scoring of the test are referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

What groups can use the CELPIP-General Test Results?

IRCC requiring proof of English proficiency of applicants for immigration to Canada.

Canadian immigration associations and consultants advising applicants for immigration to Canada on how to fulfill language requirements

Professional associations and employers requiring proof of English language proficiency of their members and prospective employees.

The CELPIP-General LS Test provides Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and other users with an accurate measurement of English language listening and speaking proficiency in common usage situations.

The test consists of the following components:

Listening (47-55 minutes)
Speaking (15-20 minutes)
Total test time: About 1 hour 10 minutes

The format and scoring of the test are referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

What groups can use the CELPIP-General LS Test Results?

IRCC requiring proof of English language listening and speaking proficiency of applicants for Canadian citizenship.

Employers requiring proof of English language listening and speaking proficiency of their prospective employees

CELPIP – General Test Format Details
The CELPIP – General Test has four components: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Listening
Time allotted: 47-55 minutes
Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
8 Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving
5 Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6 Part 3: Listening for Information
5 Part 4: Listening to a News Item
8 Part 5: Listening to a Discussion
6 Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints
Note: Test takers will be required to read answer choices in the Listening Test and questions in the Speaking Test. To get an idea of what the test is like,
we recommend purchasing study materials and reviewing our free online sample test.

Reading
Time allotted: 55-60 minutes
Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
11 Part 1: Reading Correspondence
8 Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram
9 Part 3: Reading for Information
10 Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints

Writing
Time allotted: 53-60 minutes
Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Task 1: Writing an Email
1 Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

Speaking
Time allotted: 15-20 minutes
Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
1 Task 1: Giving Advice
1 Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience
1 Task 3: Describing a Scene
1 Task 4: Making Predictions
1 Task 5: Comparing and Persuading
1 Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation
1 Task 7: Expressing Opinions
1 Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation
Note: Test takers will be required to read answer choices in the Listening Test and questions in the Speaking Test. To get an idea of what the test is like,
we recommend purchasing study materials and reviewing our free online sample test.

CELPIP – General LS Test Format Details
The CELPIP – General LS Test has two components: Listening and Speaking.
Listening
Time allotted: 47-55 minutes
Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
8 Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving
5 Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6 Part 3: Listening for Information
5 Part 4: Listening to a News Item
8 Part 5: Listening to a Discussion
6 Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints
Note: Test takers will be required to read answer choices in the Listening Test and questions in the Speaking Test. To get an idea of what the test is like,
we recommend purchasing study materials and reviewing our free online sample test.

Speaking
Time allotted: 15-20 minutes
Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
1 Task 1: Giving Advice
1 Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience
1 Task 3: Describing a Scene
1 Task 4: Making Predictions
1 Task 5: Comparing and Persuading
1 Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation
1 Task 7: Expressing Opinions
1 Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation
Note: Test takers will be required to read answer choices in the Listening Test and questions in the Speaking Test. To get an idea of what the test is like,
we recommend purchasing study materials and reviewing our free online sample test.

Unscored Items
*Unscored Items: The Listening Test contains unscored items used for test development. These unscored items can be found anywhere within the Listening Test and will have the same format as the scored items. You will not be able to tell scored items from unscored items, so apply your best effort to the entire test.

CELPIP – General Test
$280
+ Taxes

CELPIP – General LS Test
$195
+ Taxes

Q. What is Canadian English ?

Canadian English is the variety of English spoken in Canada. It contains elements of British English and American English in its vocabulary, as well as many distinctive Canadianisms. Please note that both British and American English spellings are accepted on the CELPIP Test.

More information about Canadian English on Wikipedia.
Q. What is the Passing Score ?

Each component of the test is given a CELPIP Level and there is no pass or fail. It is recommended that you contact the institution to which you are applying about their English language requirements.

Q. Is the CELPIP General test designated by Quebec’s Immigration ?

Currently, the CELPIP-General Test is not considered a designated English language test by the Quebec Immigration Office. Quebec establishes its own immigration requirements. To learn about that province’s requirements, visit  Quebec’s immigration website.

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