English courses for nurses in Canada: ESL programs for nursing students in Vancouver BC, CELBAN exam preparation course for foreign nurses, medical English for health care professionals. Curso de inglés para enfermeras en Canadá, cursos de inglés médico...
ILSC Language Schools: Vancouver Medical English Institute (VMEI) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and offers immersion courses in ESL (English as a Second Language) designed for Medical Professionals (doctors, nurses, medical students, pharmacists, medical technicians and other professions where medical terminology and usage is needed). The courses are concentrated on the use of English in a medical context. The CELBAN exam preparation program is designed for foreign trained nurses who want to work in Canada. It will prepare them to write the CELBAN test of English for nursing professionals.
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CELBAN Exam Preparation Program:
CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses) is intended for internationally educated nurses who need to meet the English language requirements of nursing regulatory bodies in Canada. It tests each of the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and scores them separately. The speaking assessment is a live interview with two trained examiners. Scores are reported as Canadian Language Benchmark Levels (CLB). Passing scores are: Speaking CLB 8; Listening CLB 9; Reading CLB 8; Writing CLB 7.
There is no formal English language level required for taking the test. However, before you take the test the school will give you an evaluation of your English level and your chances of passing the CELBAN examination. You should be at an upper intermediate level, equivalent to 550 TOEFL before you write CELBAN. All teachers are medical professionals trained in ESL.
It is a six-week course that teaches the language used in Canadian nursing. It will give you test-taking strategies and let you practice all areas that will be tested. There is a maximum of 8 students in each class so that you will have lots of individual attention. CELBAN Preparation courses are scheduled so that students finish the preparation course shortly before the official Vancouver exam dates.
- It is recommended that students have intermediate English skills.
- A Skype or telephone interview can be arranged to assess the student's language skills.
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