Who is required to take it?
All LANG1002 students must take ELPA early in Fall Semester. Doing this test enables your LANG 1002 instructor to give you feedback and advice on aspects of your English which you need to improve if your proficiency is to increase.
All LANG 1003 students must take ELPA at the end of Spring Semester, and the ELPA results will contribute to your course grade for LANG1003.
When will it be held, and how do I book a timeslot?
ELPA speaking tests for LANG 1002 students will be held on September 6 to 13. You can choose when to take your speaking test. Please report to Room 3019 (Language Commons) at least 10 minutes before the start of your test.
The ELPA written test for LANG 1002 students will be held on September 7 and 8. You can also choose when to take your written test. Please report to the test venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the test.
Online registration will start on August 30 (9 am) and close on September 4 (5 pm). You will receive a message when the registration system is open.
Some students will be invited to take the ELPA tests before the start of Fall semester. This would be to check your eligibility for credit transfer or to ensure your correct placement in the appropriate stream for LANG 1002.
Can I change the time for my test?
Once you have registered for your ELPA tests, changes cannot be made. If you are suddenly made aware of an official university activity that clashes with the time you booked for your test, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a change.
Can I apply for a make-up test if I am unwell on the day of the test?
If you are unwell on the day of your test, you must have a medical certificate to support your application for a make-up test. You should contact email@example.com immediately. Only one make-up test will be offered.
What happens if I miss the test?
If you fail to take either part of the test, your LANG 1002 instructor will be unable to give you comprehensive feedback and advice on aspects of your English which you need to improve if your proficiency is to increase.
How can I prepare?
Use English as much as possible in the days before the test. Read, write, speak and listen to English. Attend and participate actively in your LANG 1002 classes. Ask your instructor about the test.
Look at the section, Test Components, on this site. Look at the sample questions. Watch the video about the speaking test.
If you have any specific questions about the test, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I bring to the tests?
For both the written and speaking tests, you must bring your student ID card.
For the written test, you must bring a pen and a pencil and an eraser.
How will I get my results?
You will get your results from your LANG 1002 instructor in Week 5.
What if I have more questions?
Ask your LANG instructor first. Contact email@example.com if your instructor is unable to answer your questions.