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.
While you are waiting for your in-person assessment at LENS, take a Canadian Benchmarks Online Self-assessment (CLB-OSA) and get your Reading and Listening skills tested online.
Please click on the following link to access the CLB-OSA website: https://www.clb-osa.ca/about/clb-osa.
You can use the results of your self-assessment (CLB 1 - 4 Beginner level; CLB 4 - 8 Intermediate level) for finding activities which can help you improve your English language skills in the ISANS booklet "Practice English on Your Own".
Click here to access the PDF version of the booklet.
Make sure you visit our Facebook Page where we regularly post information on English learning resources and self-help during these challenging times.
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.