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CELPIP

Introduction

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a general English language proficiency test.. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is one of the examination centres appointed by the Paragon Testing Enterprises.  The CELPIP Test allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assesses a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials.

 

 

Test Features

  • Computer-Delivered: Done in just one sitting and includes features such as a personal timer, word counter, and spell-check
  • Single North American Accent: Easy-to-understand English and vocabulary taken from everyday situations
  • Quick Online Results: Available online in just 4 to 5 calendar days, with priority shipping available Free Study Materials:
  • Free Study Materials: Free sample tests, videos, online information sessions, preparation courses, and webinars

 

Test Format

Takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session.

 

Component Time allotted Number of Questions Component Sections

Listening

47-55 minutes

1

Practice Task

8

Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving

5

Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation

6

Part 3: Listening for Information

5

Part 4: Listening to a News Item

8

Part 5: Listening to a Discussion

6

Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints

Reading

55-60 minutes

1

Practice Task

11

Part 1: Reading Correspondence

8

Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram

9

Part 3: Reading for Information

10

Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints

Writing

53-60 minutes

1

Task 1: Writing an Email

1

Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

Speaking

15-20 minutes

1

Practice Task

1

Task 1: Giving Advice

1

Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience

1

Task 3: Describing a Scene

1

Task 4: Making Predictions

1

Task 5: Comparing and Persuading

1

Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation

1

Task 7: Expressing Opinions

1

Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation

 

 

Test Fees

CAD$335

 

FAQs

http://www.celpip.ca/take-celpip/faqs/

 

Registration methods

    The CELPIP Test Centres do not process any registration applications. All registrations should be completed through the CELPIP Office at Paragon Testing Enterprises. The best and easiest way to register is online. For more details, please visit  https://www.celpip.ca/.

 

 

Note for test takers

On test day, all test takers who do not provide their valid identification during check-in at the test sitting will be refused entry to the test and will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.

 

 

Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test dates are listed at the CELPIP website at https://www.celpip.ca/take-celpip/find-a-test-date/. Registration for a test sitting will close either one business day before the test or once the sitting has reached maximum capacity.

 

 

General Typhoon / Bad Weather Arrangements

As cancellation and/or postponement of an examination is a very serious matter, any decision to do so by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) will be made only when it is absolutely necessary. If weather conditions are at all doubtful (such as the possible hoisting of a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning), candidates should pay attention to the radio or television broadcast, or view the HKEAA website for examination schedules right up to the time they leave for the examination centre. Candidates should note that:

(a) under normal circumstances, the HKEAA announcement of the postponement/cancellation of an examination will be made approximately two hours before the commencement of the examination;

(b) the announcement of closure of schools due to a tropical cyclone/the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning does not necessarily imply any postponement/cancellation of an examination scheduled to be held on that day;

(c) unless an announcement has been made by the HKEAA that examinations/public examinations/ international and professional examinations held by the HKEAA are postponed/cancelled due to bad weather conditions, candidates must assume that their examinations will be conducted as originally scheduled;

(d) once an examination has started, it will continue for the full allotted time unless physical conditions in the examination centre are considered to be dangerous by the Centre Supervisor.

 

 

Enquiries

 
Tel: +1-778-327-6854
Email: info@celpip.ca
Website: https://www.celpip.ca/

 

Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Tel: +852 3628 8756/ +852 3628 8758
Email: ie7@hkeaa.edu.hk
Website: http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk
For service quality assurance, our telephone conversation with the public may be recorded.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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