Why Forward Test Prep?
Simple answer: You're in good hands. Forward Test Prep has the niche and is confident. So are you.
Proof? Check out qualifications on Team page. But for now, it may be good to know when an over-30-year accumulative cache of experience in ESL/EFL/GE in Canada and abroad with 20+ years of it focused on IELTS Academic/IELTS General/CELPIP General & CELPIP LS test preparation complete with being a former IELTS Examiner and official ESOL Oral Examiner for the University of Cambridge, England and the British Council for 5 Cambridge Examinations (KET/PET/FCE/CAE/CPE) come together, it will boil down to one thing: Forward Test Prep has the know-how, the edge.
IELTS or CELPIP?
There is no definite answer to this question. Either test has its own pros and cons. You need to know yourself and your skills well in the first place: Are you more of a computer-oriented person or are you a more traditional person? Also, you need to be evaluated by a Test Prep professional, not your immigration lawyer!
Which is easier: IELTS or CELPIP?
Either test has its own features. While IELTS is easier in terms of listening and speaking components, CELPIP is easier as far as writing component is concerned. However, the degree of ease is relative. An expert can compare the two tests for you.
Which is better: online or regular IELTS?
Typically, they are pretty much the same. Know yourself and identify your needs. If you are more comfortable working with computer or you would like to get your hands on your report card faster, the computer delivered version fits the bill. Otherwise, stay in your comfort zone and stick to the pen and paper (regular) IELTS.
What is the difference between computer delivered and regular IELTS?
As far as the four components (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) of the test are concerned, there is basically no difference between them. Obviously, the computer delivered IELTS is done online, while the regular (pen and paper) IELTS is done on paper. However, there are two important differences that should be taken into account: Except for the listening, reading and writing components, the interview is done in person with a real speaking examiner (just like the regular IELTS) if you are taking the online IELTS, and you receive the results for the online version within 5-7 business days compared to two weeks for the regular IELTS. Rest assured, everything else is the same.
Should I study online or in-person?
It depends on you. If you don’t have the time or the nerves to commute multiple times to see your tutor, then online lessons will be your best bet. Online lessons will allow you to save massive time, avoid endless commutes, cut hefty expenses, and save the planet!
If I study online, will the quality be compromised?
Absolutely not! With online lessons, you can enjoy the convenience of your own place while you benefit from exact same quality as in in-person lessons!
What can I study online with you?
Be it IELTS Academic, IELTS General, CELPIP General, CELPIP LS, ESL, or EFL, we recommend speaking and writing skills only since quality matters.
How many lessons will I need to be prepared for my test?
You need to be assessed in terms of your skills, first off. The initial evaluation will determine the approximate number and frequency of the lessons you need.
Is my accent an issue in the speaking component of the IELTS/CELPIP test?
No. Neither test will disadvantage you because of your accent. However, your pronunciation will be fully taken into consideration.
What’s the difference between accent and pronunciation?
Simply put, accent is the music of the way you speak which is affected by the music of your mother tongue. However, pronunciation is about how you say words and individual sounds. In other words, how you produce the sounds of the English language sound system and how you put these individual sounds together to produce words will determine your pronunciation.
Is it possible to get rid of my accent?
Yes, to some extent, and no. This predominantly depends on factors such as your age, talent, and amount of practice. Taking accent reduction courses may help you to some extent. Meanwhile, you can improve your pronunciation significantly by taking courses such as Pronunciation Improvement Course (PIC).
Do you offer Pronunciation Improvement Courses?
Yes, we do. As a matter of fact, the Pronunciation Improvement Course (PIC) is developed by Forward Test Prep. So, it's our own product.
Do you write essays for me?
Do you do my assignments for me?
What do you do for me when you edit/proofread?
Your grammar, sentence structure, coherence, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and choice of vocabulary will be taken care of.
What is your turnaround for editing/proofreading?
It depends on how much notice you give prior to your deadline, how many pages your work is, and how heavily it is in need of editing/proofreading. Once those factors are determined, it will be ASAP.
How do you calculate the costs for editing/proofreading?
It is calculated per page (24-line, double-spaced, and 12-point font size).
I don’t want to waste my time commuting. Can I have my writings corrected by emailing them to you?
Certainly! Just send them in!
I only want my IELTS Academic/General essays to be corrected. Would you do that?
Definitely! We correct both Tasks 1 and 2 IELTS Academic or General. Send them in!
If I send my IELTS Academic/General essays by email, will they be corrected?
Absolutely! We fix your Tasks 1 and 2 errors. Send them in!
Do you also mark my IELTS Academic/General essays?
Yes, we do! Send them in!
I only want my CELPIP General writing to be corrected. Would you do that?
Definitely! We correct both Task 1 and 2 CELPIP General writing. Send them in!
If I send my CELPIP General essays by email, will they be corrected?
Absolutely! We fix your Tasks 1 and 2 errors. Send them in!
Do you also mark my CELPIP General essays?
Sure thing! Send them in!
I speak very good English. Why is my CELPIP General speaking score so low?
You need to know what to say and how to put it for the Speaking component.
My written English is really great. Why is my CELPIP General writing score unsatisfactory?
You need to know what to write and how to put it for the Writing component.
Why does IELTS listening use various English accents, while CELPIP listening uses only Canadian accent?
Put simply, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a proficiency test used mainly for immigration to a variety of English-speaking countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK. However, the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is predominantly used for immigration purposes to Canada. Obviously, it is based on life in Canada and the everyday English in this country. As a result, the more you immerse yourself in Canadian life and culture, the better you will perform on CELPIP General.
Do all the lessons come in packages?
Can I choose the number of lessons I want to have?
Definitely. You can do this right after your first lesson and assessment. Based on the assessment, your tutor will advise how many lessons would be in your best interest. However, the choice is always yours and you have the last word.
Is there any difference in quality between package and non-package courses?
Not really. Your budget and time will determine which package works best for you. However, your tutor who assesses you is the best person to advise how many lessons or which package would be better for you. So, before you decide to buy any package, make sure you have at least one lesson which includes assessment. Maybe, you will not need a larger package, or maybe you need many lessons.