Prepare for the CELPIP or CAEL exams

Private courses; one-on-one classes

Lessons made specifically for your level


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Classes Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm

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Write better


The Speaking and Writing sections of CELPIP and CAEL are usually the most difficult because they require active skills. In other words, you need to produce something,  so before the exam, you need to practice writing (and speaking) well.

 

We show you solid ways to prepare for the exams and improve your marks. Actually, it is not expensive; we give you homework, but much of the practice work for the exam can be done at home.  A private tutor for test preparation is here to

  • teach you how to speak more fluently
  • give private essay writing classes
  • reduce your accent and improve your grammar
  • make you feel more comfortable during the test
  • teach you English writing skills that you can use all your life

If you SPEAK better, you will HEAR better!!

Better L & R scores


Listen and Reading are parts of the CELPIP and CAEL exams that test your passive language skills. Listening and reading in English is easier because someone else is trying to give you a message. But you still need to pay attention to how words are spoken or to the grammar that the other person is using. A private teacher gets you ready for the exam by  

  • covering Listening and Reading during private preparation
  • giving you more vocabulary and showing you new idioms and expressions
  • reviewing grammar and pronunciation with you; for example, what is the difference between "I like coffee" and "I'd like coffee"?? Watch the grammar and how you say the words.

Why get in a CELPIP preparation course with people of different levels. Get a private one set up for you. And preparing for the CAEL exam is also helpful for future job interviews and for writing reports and emails when you do have a job. Nothing is wasted.



CELPIP and CALEL: Be prepared and score higher.

Also a BA in Anthropology
Troy C. Moore, MA

Troy C Moore -  Senior Tutor and Owner: troy@smart-tutors.com

  • 20 years experience; born and raised in Canada (SW Ontario)
  • specializes in essay writing; excellent structure, a significantly large vocabulary and appropriate ideas
  • classroom located in Calgary, in Glamorgan SW; near Signhill, Westhills, Glenbrook
  • BA Anthropology and Linguistics (U. of Western Ontario)
  • Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis (Trinity Western University)

Tips for the CELPIP and CAEL

CELPIP and CAEL are Canadian exams. Each tests your level of English. The exam is designed to check how capable you are in your second (or third) language, i.e., Canadian English. And these exams good their jobs well. Therefore, the best thing that you can do to pass any of these exams is to improve your overall of English. Because this is not a math test or a chemistry test, but a word test, therefore increase your vocabulary. Plus, improving your language skills is useful for your Canadian work world and for living here as well.

  1. get a novel: read your novel looking for new words and new expressions (any is fine, sci-fi, detective, romance, ...)
  2. write down your thoughts daily: write down what you did today, describe a person you met, write plans for next summer
  3. listen to radio: turn off the TV and listen to interviews on the radio
  4. TV: if you need to watch TV, turn on the subtitles and do some reading at the same time
  5. library: borrow material from the library, such as Essential Vocabulary books, essay writing books, etc. 
  6. internet: there are many good sites on the world wide web and good channels on Youtube® as well 
  7. private classes: face-to-face classes give you personal examinations of your level of English and show you where you need to improve

CELPIP preparation Calgary

  • private CAEL exam preparation classes (or CELPIP) take place at our office: 4407 47 ST SW
  • classes are by appointment only; please call 403-613-0364 to make your private session today
  • classes are available between 9 am & 9 pm, weekdays 
From biology to automobiles; each exam covers only one theme at a time, making it very different than IELTS or TOEFL.
CELPIP and CAEL exams have one single theme.


Costs for Private Classes

  • classes start at $60/hr +GST
  • discounts are available for small groups or if classes are pre-paid
  • all material, for each private class in Calgary, is included in the price
  • receipts are given for all of your payments
  • keep receipts for your income tax returns next year --  use them with tax reductions toward your schooling
  • payments can be made by cash or Interact eTransfer®