CELPIP Preparation Program

Preparation is the key to success in any endeavour and especially for language proficiency tests. Andrea knows how important the test is to you and your future and is committed to helping you reach your
CELPIP test goals! 

The Joy of English is a CELPIP Network Member in good standing and Andrea Heald-Miller is a certified CELPIP Preparation instructor.



  • Each module requires a commitment of 5 weeks of instruction (3 hours per day/ 4 days per week for a total of 60 hours). The class meets Monday – Thursday from 6pm – 9pm.
  • Each module costs $300 and includes free student workbooks, additional study material, practice tests, and personalized feedback.
  • The schedule is comprised of 5 modules that follow the following schedule:
    Mondays – Reading
    Tuesdays – Listening
    Wednesdays – Writing
    Thursdays – Speaking
  • Below is a description of skills focus:

Students will develop their skills in listening once and extracting required information efficiently, use visual cues to garner information, understand tone and context for accurate understanding, learn to anticipate questions based on factual information, distinguish between fact and opinion, and note-taking strategies.

The module is delivered in the following format:

  • Performance standards and expectations for the exam
  • Prediction of content based on contextual clues
  • Listening exam format
  • Connected or reduced speech in daily conversation
  • Vocabulary building resources and daily homework

Students will develop their skills in identifying the main ideas of a text and separating them from supporting details, understand meaning through context, recognize tone and intention of the writer, develop time management skills to answer questions completely and efficiently, practice note-taking strategies, and find connections between text and questions by identifying key words.

The module is delivered in the following format:

  • Expectations and performance standards for the exam
  • Reading exam strategy of eliminating answers
  • Recognizing paragraph structures to find answers easily
  • Active reading skills
  • Vocabulary building exercises and worksheets

Students will develop skills relevant to writing high level responses for emails and surveys. Students will be able to express opinions, use conjunctions and synonyms, use indirect questions, use correct paragraph structure and relevant salutations and language for tone.

The module is delivered in the following format:

  • Expectations and performance standards of the test
  • Precision of content and meaning
  • Identification of common errors in writing
  • Writing practice

Students will be able to give opinions, describe pictures and make predictions, use effective language to discuss difficult situations and give strong opinions, organize responses cohesively, generate content using strategies to expand ideas, make comparisons, use effective tone and intonation for meaning, give advice, and give effective reasons for main ideas in responses.

The module is delivered in the following format:

  • Expectations and performance standards for the exam
  • Overview of 8 speaking tasks and details to notice
  • Developing and expanding ideas
  • Building vocabulary using daily life examples and worksheets

Payment can be made through Interac e-transfer or PayPal.

Setup a free strategy session with Andrea to discuss your CELPIP goals.

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