Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is accepted by the Canadian government for immigration purposes. The language proficiency test is also accepted by various educational institutions in Canada. It is conducted by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). There are two versions of CELPIP exam CELPIP-General, and CELPIP-General LS.

TestsCELPIP-GeneralCELPIP-General LS
ComponentsListening Reading Writing SpeakingListening Speaking
Test time3 hours1 hour and 10 minutes

Section wise Syllabus for CELPIP:


Focus AreaSkills Tested
Listening Test, Part 1Question types Introduction to test-taking strategies Introduction to vocabulary-building
Listening Test, Part 2 Listening Test, Part 3Establishing context Note-taking strategies: Location and time Note-taking strategies: Main ideas and supporting details
Listening Test, Part 4Using abbreviations for note-taking Synonyms Note-taking to record facts
Listening Test, Part 5Visual clues Relevant vs. irrelevant information
Listening Test, Part 6Recognizing facts and opinions Differentiating between summaries and paraphrases Identifying pros and cons
Practice Listening Test Test review and error analysis Course review All Listening Test skills


Focus AreaSkills Tested
Overview of the Reading TestActive vs. passive readers Previewing, skimming, and scanning Getting meaning from context Eliminating wrong answers Improving your reading speed Introduction to vocabulary-building
Reading Test, Part 1Skimming and scanning Synonym-matching pair work activity Timed reading
Reading Test, Part 2Understanding coherence and applying logic Locating specific information Recognizing a writer’s purpose and tone Timed reading
Reading Test, Part 3Understanding paragraph components Identifying main ideas in paragraphs Timed reading
Reading Test, Part 4Understanding meaning based on context Eliminating wrong answers Identifying viewpoints Fact or opinion Timed reading
Practice Reading Test Test review and error analysis All Reading Test skills


Focus AreaSkills Tested
Overview of the Writing TestUnderstanding performance standards Precision and meaning Identifying common errors Introduction to vocabulary-building  
Writing Test, Task 1Writing emails Email conventions: Greetings, openers, closers, and sign-offs Tone and register Indirect questions
Writing Test, Task 1Email format Paragraphing Introduction Synonyms Avoiding repetition Time sequencers
Writing Test, Task 2Note-taking Expressing an opinion Using conjunctions Supporting details
Writing Test, Task 2Transitions Concluding sentences Timed writing Peer feedback: Identifying common errors
Analysis of sample responses Practice and peer feedback Test and individual feedback sessionsAll Writing Test skills


Focus AreaSkills Tested
Overview of the Speaking TestUnderstanding performance standards Review of speaking skills Developing ideas Introduction to vocabulary-building
Speaking Test, Task 1 Speaking Test, Task 2Organizing your thoughts Giving advice Using WH questions for narratives Time expressions Transitions
Speaking Test, Task 3 Speaking Test, Task 4Prepositions of location Describing details Practice: Describing and making predictions Making predictions from a scene
Speaking Test, Task 5 Speaking Test, Task 6Choosing, comparing, and persuading Inflection and intonation Giving effective reasons
Speaking Test, Task 7 Speaking Test, Task 8Stating an opinion Weak vs. convincing reasons
Analysis of sample responses Practice and peer feedback Test and individual feedback sessionsAll Speaking Test skills

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