By helping you understand what you can do in English.
"Learn English Nova Scotia" administers a number of CLB-based tests to help you achieve your language education goals.Learn More
Get access to free* English language programs, courses, and training activities across Nova Scotia.Learn More
Apply for your free* assessment today and get recognized for your proof of language proficiency.
* Assessments are free for eligible immigrants only. Check our FAQ section to find out on your eligibility.
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By showing you what you CAN DO in English.
BEFORE YOU APPLY, PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW...
If you are a newcomer requesting a referral to an English language program funded by the Canadian government, please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.
If you are applying for re-assessment to re-enter an English language course, please be advised that the validity of the CLBPT assessment has been extended to 2 years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check with your school if you still need an English assessment to continue your English language studies there.
If you are applying for proof of English language proficiency for a professional program at NSCC, employment or other purposes, please be advised that you are still eligible for the CLBPT assessment, but we will not be able to offer you re-assessment if you are not satisfied with your results.
We do not offer English assessment for proof of your English language proficiency for immigration purposes (i.e. Permanent Residency or Canadian Citizenship). Please refer to the CIC website to learn about the language requirements.
LENS Admin Team
Learn English Nova Scotia (LENS) Testing and Counselling Centre, also known as Language Assessment Services of NS, is a licensed Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) language assessment and Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) testing centre.
We are a team of certified and experienced language assessors and language education counsellors who, using the Canadian Language Benchmarks, help you find out what you can do in English and provide up–to–date information about English language classes available in your area of residence and online.
The Canadian Language Placement Test (CLBPT) is an assessment tool that helps assess client essential language skills - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - to place adult learners (18+) in Language Instruction for Newcomers in Canada (LINC) and English as a Second Language programs.
The Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is an occupation-specific language test that assesses proficiency within real-world health care scenarios. It evaluates proficiency in listening, writing, reading and speaking and is recognized as proof of language proficiency by all Canadian nursing regulators.