What is CELPIP?
CELPIP stands for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program. The CELPIP is a General English language assessment test which measures your listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. CELPIP is recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English-language skills, and it is officially designated for permanent residence in Canada.
What is a CELPIP Preparation Program?
Our CELPIP Preparation course in Calgary is a program designed specifically to help you improve your English language skills ready to take the CELPIP test.
The benefit of taking an English test preparation course instead of a General English course, is that we focus on teaching you and developing your English skills in a way that will make the CELPIP test feel very familiar to you when you take it.
Our CELPIP Test Program at Global Village in Calgary
If you’re wondering how to prepare for an English exam like CELPIP while already living and working in Canada, our preparation course might be a good option for you.
Our CELPIP Preparation course is online and in the evenings. This means you can do this English test preparation from anywhere in Canada after returning to the comfort of your home after a day’s work.
You can enjoy all the benefits of in-person learning, such as interacting LIVE with your instructor and fellow classmates, without needing to worry about commuting to a school. When your lesson is finished, you are already home!
Our CELPIP-focused course is perfectly aligned with the objectives of the CELPIP test and Canadian Immigration: to improve your English communication skills, and your knowledge of Canadian customs and culture. This will help you succeed in everyday life in Canada and feel more at home here, as well as getting you ready for the CELPIP test!
Each lesson features materials which reinforce the format of the CELPIP Test and your Global Village Calgary CELPIP instructor will cover a variety of topics that are often seen on the different CELPIP modules.
Why choose GV English for your CELPIP preparation course?
- 20 years’ experience in international English language education
- Leaders in academic pathways and preparation for life in Canada
- Top academic standards, enthusiastic and supportive tutors
- International community with a campus environment
- Based in the heart of the city in Calgary
- Take your CELPIP test with Global Village
- Professional, friendly and always happy to help
Who is this course for?
The CELPIP exam is recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English-language skills. Our CELPIP Preparation course is therefore essential for people who want to use the exam results for their permanent residence application in Canada.
The CELPIP exam is also used by professional associations and employers in Canada requiring proof of English language proficiency of their members and potential employees. Our CELPIP Preparation course is therefore essential for people who want to use the exam results to find a job in Canada.
Private and semi-private CELPIP preparation courses
If you’re not available in the evenings, or you’re looking for something more intensive or that fits around your schedule, you can book your own private CELPIP preparation course.
You can choose either a one-on-one or two-on-one learning experience with one of our CELPIP experts, and you can book packages of 6 or 12 lessons at a time. (One lesson = 50 minutes) This will allow you to prepare for the CELPIP in Canada as intensively and flexibly as you wish.
Find out more about our private English lessons.
CELPIP Preparation online before you arrive in Canada
If you are planning to take your CELPIP Preparation Course in Calgary but you haven’t travelled to Canada yet, then you can benefit from 12 weeks of online English language preparation before you depart. To qualify for this free online access, simply book a face-to-face program with Global Village Calgary of 24 weeks or more.
If you have any questions before you make your booking, please contact us, and we’ll do all we can to help and support you.
Taking the CELPIP test
As well as preparing you for the CELPIP test, we also have our own test centre, so everything is in one place.
Our Global Village English school in Calgary is the only centre where you can take a 100% Canadian, computer-delivered test which you take in one sitting, with quick online results.
Once you book your course with us, we’ll help you book the test date that is right for you. We have more info on booking a CELPIP test, if you need it.
More about CELPIP - Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
CELPIP is an exam which measures listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills for immigration, citizenship, or professional designation in Canada.
There are two CELPIP tests, the CELPIP – General and CELPIP General LS.
The CELPIP – General is the test to take if you’re working towards permanent residence. This test lasts approximately 3 hours and can be completed in one sitting – there is no separate speaking part.
The CELPIP – General LS focusses only on listening and speaking skills, and is officially designated for citizenship applications by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This test usually lasts 1 hour and also does not require a separate speaking test.