CELPIP Preparation Program

Ashton College offers a CELPIP Preparation Program for those planning on taking the CELPIP test.

The CELPIP Preparation Program is designed to prepare students for individual components of the CELPIP-General and the CELPIP-General LS tests. The program increases potential test takers’ ability to achieve their target score on those components of the CELPIP tests.

A high score in language proficiency gained importance after the introduction of the Express Entry system at the beginning of 2015. Express Entry applicants receive a greater number of CRS points for a higher language proficiency score. This means that they can potentially receive an invitation to apply without the 600 points from an LMIA or Provincial Nomination.

This modular program allows students to select the test component(s) they feel they most need to work on, possibly saving them time and money. Students can put together their own personalized program by selecting one, two, three, or four stand-alone skills modules (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

The CELPIP Preparation Program has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers to maximize their performance on test day. The program focuses on language skills and test-taking strategies that will help test takers demonstrate their true level of English language proficiency on the CELPIP Test.

Benefits of Taking the CELPIP Preparation Program

  • Become familiar with the test format and performance expectations
  • Learn about the question types and how to respond to them
  • Sharpen your English skills
  • Learn how to build your vocabulary
  • Become a confident CELPIP test taker

Key Features of the Program

  • Six lessons for each test component
  • Practice test items in all skills modules
  • Homework to reinforce learning and the development of good study habits
  • Vocabulary-building activities

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be high school graduates or 19 years or older at the start of the applicant’s program or course.

Course Formats and Duration


This course is offered in-class.


Classes are held Monday to Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. (Each module is comprised of six 3-hour sessions, for a total of 18 hours per module.)

Upcoming Dates


April 3, 2017 – May 30, 2017 (includes all modules: Speaking, Reading, Listening, Writing)

Program Materials

Program fees do not include textbooks. Please note that you need to purchase the course materials directly from the course provider (Paragon Testing).


The registration fee for this course is $1,000.