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/
Adverse Weather and Make-up Arrangements
Please refer to the Adverse Weather Arrangements page for details.
In case of adverse weather on the day of your test, your test will be rescheduled to Aug 26 (Sat). You must refer to the ELPA website for the most up-to-date information on make-up arrangements.