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Where do I start?

With the videos on this website and the workbook available on Amazon, improve your skills when it comes to the main weaknesses most Internationally Educated Health Professionals have when it comes to professional communication:

  1. Nouns & Articles

  2. Verbs & Verbals

  3. Agreement Errors (#1 and #2 are prerequisites for #3)

  4. Advanced Punctuation

This will improve your score in writing, speaking, listening and reading! Allow one month for each module.

You can use these resources for

the CELBAN, the IELTS and the CELPIP!


Regardless of what exam you take, there are two basic test taking strategies you MUST develop:

  1. Time management under pressure

  2. Increasing your score by editing your own work.

These are advanced skills that take at least 4 weeks to develop.

You can use these resources for

the CELBAN, the IELTS and the CELPIP!


Once you have improved your grammar, learned how to identify your own errors and correct them, applied time management to writing under pressure: it is time to advance to writing in a medical context.

CELBANPrep Writing takes you through a step-by-step process to writing an organized medical report. Two different formats are explored:

  1. Writing an Incident Report

  2. Writing a Medical History Report

Allow a minimum of 4 weeks to prepare.


Study CELBANPrep's Medical Collocation workbooks to expand your ease and comfort with phases commonly used in the medical field that MUST be learned through memorization. Get your FREE sampler today! (Free with Kindle Unlimited.)

You can start studying Medical Collocations at any time!

  • If you are able to, study them at the same time as you are taking any of the CELBANPrep Suite.

  • If you do not have the time to study more than one skill at a time, start memorizing Medical Collocations after you have completed CELBANPrep Writing Two. When you are studying the collocations for some time, turn your weaknesses into strengths, go back and review your writing assignments to identify which collocations you have used incorrectly.

Whether you prepare for the CELBAN with CELBANPrep, memorizing Medical Collocations will advance your career, creating a smoother and easier path for you regardless of what stage you are at in the licensure process.

Step FIVE: CELBANPrep Speaking

Over the years we have seen how Internationally Educated Health Professionals preparing for the CELBAN have an easier time when they focus on their Grammar and CELBANPrep Writing Level One before starting CELBANPrep Speaking.

So, depending on how much time you have to study, you can either start preparing for the speaking tasks:

  1. After Grammar Essentials and CELBANPrep Writing Level One, at the same time you are studying CELBANPrep Writing Level Two and/or Medical Collocations. OR

  2. After you complete the first 3 steps (Grammar Essentials and Writing Levels One and Two) if you can only study one thing at a time.

There are four lessons, allow a minimum of four weeks to prepare for CELBANPrep Speaking.

Why is there a Grammar Essentials Series?

The gift of the CELBAN is that once you have written the exam, you receive feedback about your strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to writing and speaking the predominent weaknesses Internationally Educated Health Professionals have are:

  1. Nouns & Articles

  2. Verbs & Verbals

  3. Agreement Errors (#1 and #2 are prerequisites for #3)

  4. Advanced Punctuation

Thus, to improve your scores not only in writing and speaking, but also reading and listening, improve your grammar skills first!

Applying the CELBANPrep method you learn not only how to identify your own mistakes, but how to correct them by applying a triaging troubleshooting process.

You can use these resources for

the CELBAN, the IELTS and the CELPIP!

Should I take CELBANPrep Writing Level One First?

Yes. One of the weaknesses Internationally Educated Health Professionals face when writing an exam is the element of creative writing required to come up with ideas about what to write and how to organize that writing.

CELBANPrep Writing Level One was created for this reason. And, you don't even have to write about anything difficult. You simply write about things happening in your life, and apply three skills:

  1. Organizing your writing,

  2. Time management under pressure,

  3. Increasing your score by editing your own work.

These are advanced skills that take at least 4 weeks to develop.

You can use these resources for

the CELBAN, the IELTS and the CELPIP!

Can I take CELBANPrep Writing Level Two without Level One?

No. Although you may be tempted to jump the process, because of time constraints or over confidence, there is a reason why you are not getting the score you need on the IELTS! There are weaknesses you have in either:

  1. Organizing your writing,

  2. managing time while writing under pressure,

  3. not knowing how to editing your own work.

By using both Grammar Essentials and CELBANPrep Writing Level One BEFORE doing CELBANPrep Writing Level Two, you are substantially increasing your ability to exceed the required score on the CELBAN with skills that boost your career as a medical health professional long into the future!

What are Medical Collocations and why are they important to know?

Over ten years of working with Internationally Educated Health Professionals, beyond errors in grammar, organization and time management everyone has errors when it comes to medical collocations.

Collocations are phases that we use, words that we string together, on a regular basis. They are such a part of our language that we do not even know they exist. It was not until computers started to analyze our speaking and writing patterns that collocations came to be known. For example, we can "catch a cold" but we "get a fever." We do not "catch a fever."

And yet, many Internationally Educated Health Professionals get medical collocations confused.

Thus, CELBANPrep has collected over 10, 000 collocations organizing them into more than 20 sub topics to create two volumes. (A third one is forthcoming.) Get your FREE sampler. It is FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Whether you prepare for the CELBAN with CELBANPrep, memorizing Medical Collocations will advance your career, creating a smoother and easier path for you regardless of what stage you are at in the licensure process: in any and all medical professions!

How does CELBANPrep Writing help me increase my score for Writing?

Internationally Educated Health Professionals do not get required scores on their communication exams - writing and speaking - for several reasons.

  1. They are using grammar incorrectly.

  2. They don't know how to organize their ideas in a clear fashion.

  3. They don't know how to manage their time so that the complete the writing piece in time.

  4. Very few people know how to edit their own work.

  5. Fewer still have time at the end of the exam to look over what they have written and correct any glaring mistakes.

  6. The last, and least important factor, is not being familiar with the exam format. This is an important factor. It is important to know how the CELBAN differs from the CELPIP which differs from the IELTS. But, #1-5 are even greater influences on determining whether someone gets the required score or not.

Memorization is not the answer! You can not memorize your way through learning a language and communicating in it clearly. You MUST learn the language => and take the time to do so!

How does CELBANPrep Writing help me increase my score for Speaking?

Over the years, one of the thing Internationally Educated Health Professionals taking CELBANPrep have said is that CELBANPrep Writing helped them to prepare not only for the writing task but also the speaking task. The reason is this:

  1. CELBANPrep Writing Level One teaches you how to organizing your self: your ideas and your writing,

  2. You begin to develop skills of brainstorming at a quicker rate. You can generate ideas quickly and efficiently. This helps you when you are both speaking and writing!

  3. You learn how to manage your time management effectively.

  4. When you understand the mistakes you are making with your grammar, you can correct it, whether you are speaking or writing in English. Your score on the exam does not have to be perfect. In fact if you catch an error when you are speaking, and correct it, the assessor will notice that and commend you for doing so.

Why is there a focus on professional communication skills - writing and speaking - and not listening and reading?

This is a good question. There are two different processes required when you are writing and speaking verses listening and reading.

When you listen and read that process is internal. It happens inside of you. Right? And no one knows what is happening inside of you.

But, when you write and speak that process is externalized. What does that mean? It can be observed and assessed by other people. So, learning writing and speaking is a process where you can share what is happening inside of you with someone else, and they can give you feedback. They can guide you in correcting your errors.

Additionally, professional communication skills are required in every area of our life, regardless of where we are and what we are doing. Improving these skills - writing and speaking - improves our level of success in life, our quality of life, and thus our happiness. CELBANPrep is all about improving those three things:

  1. Improving Your Success,

  2. Improving Your Quality of Life,

  3. Improving the Level of Happiness You Experience!

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