The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is an English language proficiency test accepted by a number of governments, professional organizations, universities, colleges, and employers as proof of English language proficiency.
The test provides a valid and reliable measurement of a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials.
There are two versions of the CELPIP Test: the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test. The CELPIP-General Test assesses functional Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills, and is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English language proficiency for permanent residency in Canada. Other organizations that accept the CELPIP-General Test include the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) and Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). The CELPIP-General LS Test assesses functional Listening and Speaking proficiency, and is accepted by IRCC as proof of English language proficiency for Canadian citizenship.
CELPIP Accelerate – Listening and Speaking and CELPIP Accelerate – Reading and Writing are self-directed study programs, each with over 30 instructional videos, numerous interactive quizzes, and in-depth analyses of sample responses that will help you excel on the CELPIP Tests. Study topics range from “What Are Raters Looking for on the Writing Test?” and “Note-Taking on the Reading Test” to “Listening Strategies.” These programs also include complete practice Reading and Listening Tests, with analyses that explain why each answer choice is either right or wrong. Another key feature is “Rate the Response,” in which you can practice rating sample Writing and Speaking responses and read analyses of each response’s level. These online study programs are suitable for test takers of all language abilities.
CELPIP Accelerate can be accessed on your mobile and tablet—so now you can prepare for the CELPIP Test on the go!
Key features of these products:
Over 30 instructional videos
Numerous interactive quizzes
One complete practice test for Reading and Listening with analyses of answer choices
Analyses of sample Writing and Speaking responses from real test takers
Over 15 downloadable PDF study notes including test format charts and note-taking templates
Does IELTS rate your accent? It doesn’t matter if your accent is in Singaporean English, Scottish English, or Canadian English – you can still get high scores on the test. The reason is that IELTS doesn’t rate you on knowing and using a “perfect English accent” they rate you on your ability to communicate in English. Read the article below to find out four reasons why.