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Brief Description of the Program English as a second Language or other Second Language training (5199)
Schedule Full time
20 hours per week for 5 weeks, Part time: 16 hours per week for 6 weeks.
Program Delivery Method In-class and Instructor-led
Location of Delivery
  • Unit # 201- 12732 80th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3V3A7 (Main Campus)
  • 689 E 46th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5W 2A2 (Branch Location )
  • 2646 Auburn Street Abbotsford V2T 3K1 (Branch Location)
Work Experience Not Applicable
Tuition fee $ 900— for full time & part time
Registration fee $ 50

This course is designed for International Nurses to continue their nursing career and recognized as a proof of language proficiency by all licensing bodies all over Canada.

CELBAN is a four module English proficiency test that is required for International nurses to upgrade their nursing degree or diploma in Canada. CELBAN Test is entirely from the medical background nurses take this test as it requires the test of English for medical report writing, medical vocabulary and interaction with patients for treatment. All the modules of the test are based on medical topics. The assessment test is taken in 4 parts; Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading.

Listening, Reading and writing are taken together as a group test, whereas; speaking test is taken separately one by one. The English language levels required for nurses entering in the Canadian Nursing Profession are:

  • *Speaking: CLB Level 8
  • *Listening: CLB Level 10
  • * Reading: CLB Level 8
  • *Writing: CLB Level 7

This course will allow the students to fulfill the primary requirement to demonstrate their level of English Proficiency which has been endorsed by NCLEX-PN, RN licensing bodies across Canada. ( College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) or College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) for becoming LPN or RN in Canada.

In order to enroll in this course, Candidates must have:

  • IELTS 6 BANDS in each module or CLB level 7.


  • Pass the self assessment test of Guru Learning Institute.

“Oxford English for Careers NURSING 1” by Tony Grice: The students can make practice for all modules from this book at home. They will be provided material for skill training and practice at the center prepared by us.

A White board for the explanation of concepts and a projector as a teaching tool to present the videos, and increase retention and attention among students.

Students are required to have study materials such as textbooks and notebooks for note-taking and reviewing their lectures at home.

The length of the part time program is 6 weeks and consists of 96 hours in total. Daytime and evening classes will be available. Schedule of the class may vary and details can be collected from the center.

Application fee: $ 50 + Tuition fees: $ 900

Note: Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.

In order to fulfill the language requirements of each module, students are required to work on listening, writing, reading, and speaking for 2-3 hours every day.

On-site and Instructor Led preparatory course.

Evaluation of the students will be based on:

  • Class participation (Group Discussion & Attendance)
  • Homework
  • Short quizzes
  • CELBAN Institutional Mock Tests
  • Interviews with their instructors for Speaking Assessment.

The students are required to attend the classes regularly from Monday to Thursday for 4 hours a day and 16 hours a week.

There is no dress code for this program.

The main objective of this program is to allow the students to expertise in Listening, Writing, Reading, and Speaking, and develop the test taking strategies. Also, Students will be able to be registered with a provincial regulatory body upon the successful completion of this course.

Moreover, upon completion of this program, the students will be able to:

  • Get familiar with the format of the exam, marking Criteria and understanding of their language skill levels using the Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • Develop test taking strategies for each module.
  • Deepen their understanding of English and Medical Vocabulary.
  • Boost their self-esteem to take the exam.
Name of the module Number of hours per day
Listening 1 hour
Writing 1 hour
Reading 1 hour
Speaking 1 hour
In total 4 hours

According to the length of this program, 24 hours will be allotted to each module. Hence, it is a preparatory course of 96 hours in total.