Paragon Testing Enterprises supports instructors who are working to help prospective test takers improve their English language skills and reach their target scores on the CELPIP Test. To assist in preparing prospective test takers, we have provided the following resources:

Get to Know the Test

The first step in preparing for the CELPIP Test is to familiarize test takers with the test format and scoring. Review the following pages:

It will also be helpful to review the Free Online Sample Tests, sign in to your CELPIP Account and take a Free Practice Test, and attend an upcoming or pre-recorded information session.

Go Through the Study Materials

There is a variety of study materials available to help test takers prepare for the CELPIP Test, including Online Practice Tests, Study Guides, and more.

Read the CELPIP Instructor Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with test tips, study materials, and new developments by receiving our monthly newsletter.

Sign Up for FREE CELPIP Instructor Training

CELPIP Instructor Training provides instructors with thorough knowledge of the CELPIP Tests as well as useful tips and resources for teaching test preparation. This three-hour course is ideal for instructors who are teaching a CELPIP preparation course, tutoring individual students, or seeking more information about the CELPIP Tests.

TRAINING FEATURES:

  • Insight into each test component
  • Background information on question types, scoring, and assessment
  • Explanation of the Performance Standards for the Speaking and Writing Tests
  • Tips for teaching test preparation
  • PDF Instructor Training Manual
  • Certificate of Completion

Instructors have the choice between two training formats: live and recorded.  The live sessions have the advantage of allowing participants to ask the trainer questions during the class.  The recorded version allows participants to complete the training at a time that is convenient to them and at their own pace.  It also includes comprehension quizzes and the opportunity to follow up with questions via email.

LIVE FORMAT:

  • A live, online session taught by a CELPIP expert
  • Opportunity for questions and discussion

RECORDED FORMAT:

  • A recorded session taught by a CELPIP Expert
  • Comprehension quizzes with explanations of answers
  • Ability to complete the training at one’s convenience
Please note that the recorded training program will become available in your CELPIP account on the training dates specified below.  Participants must fully complete the recorded training program within 10 days of the start date in order to be eligible for a certificate of completion and to receive a PDF Instructor Training Manual.
Participants must create a CELPIP account prior to the training date selected.
UPCOMING TRAINING DATES

Date Time Description
Thursday, December 13, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018 Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session
Friday, January 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET Live online session
Thursday, January 17, 2019 to Sunday, January 27, 2019 Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session
Thursday, January 21, 2019 to Sunday, February 10, 2019 Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session
Friday, February 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET Live online session
Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019 Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session
Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET Live online session
Thursday, March 21, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019 Available from 12:00 p.m. PT Recorded session

Please note: Instructor Training sessions are not suitable for test takers, CELPIP Raters, or members of test centre personnel.

 

HAVE A CELPIP PREPARATION PROGRAM OF YOUR OWN?

Find out what the guidelines are to operate a test preparation program for Paragon’s CELPIP Test.

CELPIP INSTRUCTORS

  • Neil Zielsdorf is an Instructional Designer at Paragon Testing Enterprises. Neil has 5 years of experience as a TESL/TEFL professional in China and Canada. Neil has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the CELPIP Test, and has worked in test research and development, item writer training, and instructional products and programs development. He holds a MEd (Curriculum and Instruction), BA (Linguistics); and a TESL Canada Level 2 (Permanent) from TWU.

    Neil Zielsdorf
    Neil Zielsdorf
  • Chris Koelbleitner is Manager of the Instructional Products and Programs Unit at Paragon Testing Enterprises. Chris has over 17 years of experience as a TESL/TEFL professional in Canada and Japan. Chris has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the CELPIP Test, and has worked in rater training, scores management, as well as instructional design. He holds a BA (English); MA (English) and a CELTA.

    Chris Koelbleitner
    Chris Koelbleitner
  • Marcy Laufer is an Online Instructor Trainer at Paragon Testing Enterprises. Marcy has over 20 years of experience as a TESL/TEFL professional in Canada and Japan. Marcy has extensive, first-hand knowledge of the CELPIP Test, and has worked in rater training, scores management, and instructional products and programs development. She holds a: B. Ed (TESL Specialization); BA (English); and a CELTA.

    Marcy Laufer
    Marcy Laufer