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.
Do you want to know what you can do in English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing?
Taking an assessment will help you understand where your current skills are scored on the official benchmark. Apply for an assessment online and take the first step towards achieving your language education goals!Apply for a Language Assessment
Do you need to know more about language training, courses, counselling, and programs available to you in your town, across Nova Scotia, or online?
We're proud to partner with leading organizations across Nova Scotia to help you access the resources you need to reach your goals.Learn More about Language Education and Training
Do you need proof of your English language proficiency for your school, employer, or Canadian nursing regulators?
Licensed as an official testing centre for CLB and CELBAN assessments, we're happy to help you acquire your credentials.Learn More about CLBPT and CELBAN
Want to learn or improve your English and/or French?
Plan to move to Canada?
Want to learn more about Canadian culture?
By showing you what you CAN DO in English.
If you are a newcomer in Nova Scotia requesting a referral to an English language program funded by the Canadian government, please fill out our online registration on this website and we will contact you within 6-8 weeks to schedule your assessment.
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 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), college or university admissions. Please refer to the CIC website or your college or university to learn about their language requirements.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
LENS Admin Team
Tell us about your language education goals. We'll help you achieve them.
Learn English Nova Scotia (LENS) Testing and Counselling Centre, formerly known as Language Assessment Services of NS, is a licensed Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) language assessment and Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA).
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.