MANDATORY: English Language Proficiency Assessment 

About English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)

All newly admitted UG students must take the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) unless they have already received credit transfer for LANG1002.

The ELPA test consists of two parts:

  • an 8-minute Speaking test
  • a 2.5 hour written test of Reading, Listening, Vocabulary and Writing

It is important that students take both parts of the test so that their LANG1002 instructor can give them feedback and advice to improve before they take the test again in May, when it makes up 40% of the course grade.

Schedule and Enrollment

Students are to enroll using the ELPA online registration system.

  • Jul 19-21 Test period for local students with international qualifications or direct entry. 
    (online registration opens Jul 4)
  • Aug 22-25 Test period for all new UG students, i.e. JUPAS, non-local/ international students. 
    (online registration opens Aug 9)

Please visit the ELPA website for more information and to book your test times: http://cle.ust.hk/tests/elpa/

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