English Language Level Assessment
The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) can help you understand your language level. A CLB Placement Test will look at your ability to Listen, Speak, Read and Write English. The results can be used for placement into language training programs or workplace training programs with a language component.
MOSAIC has been providing the CLBPT service since March 2007. All MOSAIC CLBPT assessors have post-graduate work in adult ESL, experience working with English language learners and are certified to administer the CLBPT.
What is the Canadian Language Benchmark used for?
Canadian Language Benchmarks are a national, standardized system of measuring a person’s English language proficiency. The CLB is used to inform ESL instructors, assessors, curriculum and resource developers, labor market associations, training programs, licensing bodies, and employers.
The CLB PT is NOT accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as proof of language ability (see the CIC for language requirements for citizenship).
The Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) is a streamlined, valid test that results in useful information for learners, educators and assessors. Tests can be taken individually or can be administered for a group (min. 8 people).
The CLBPT consists of:
- A speaking and listening test
- A writing test
- A reading test
The CLBPT takes approximately 1½ hours in total.
Immediately after the test, clients are given a copy of their results, e.g. Listening 6/ Speaking 7/ Reading 6/ Writing 8.
The test result will also be sent to the employment counsellor/case manager within one business day.
Register for the CLBPT by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 708 3905
Cost and Payment Information
The test costs $110. Employment Agencies can set up an account. Individuals must pay before the test.
Please note: Clients cannot be re-tested for the CLB until 3 months from their previous testing date.
Special group sessions can be arranged for a minimum of eight clients. Contact Debra Dahlberg email@example.com for more information.