English Language Proficiency Assessment


Undergraduate Students

 

FAQs

 

Who is required to take it?

All LANG1002 students must take ELPA between 26 and 29 August. Click here to find out whether you need to take LANG1002.

Doing the ELPA test enables your LANG1002 instructor to give you feedback and advice on aspects of your English which you need to improve if your proficiency is to increase.

All LANG1003 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 LANG1002 students will be held from August 26 to 29. You will be given the opportunity to book a speaking test time slot from those that are available. Please report to Room 3019 (Language Commons) at least 10 minutes before the start of your test.

The ELPA written tests for LANG1002 students will be held on August 26 and 29. You will be given the opportunity to book a written test time slot from those that are available. Please report to the test venue at least 20 minutes before the start of the test.

Online registration for the ELPA test will start on August 11 (9 am).

 

Can I change the time for my test?

If you become aware of an activity that clashes with the time you booked for your speaking test, you can go back into the online system to change your booking. Of course you may be restricted in terms of times still available.

 

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 lcelpa@ust.hk immediately. Only one make-up test will be offered.

 

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.

 

What happens if the HK Observatory raises a bad weather warning?

Please check the official university guidelines (http://arr.ust.hk/reg/in/in_std_info/badweather.html). In the event of tests being cancelled due to bad weather, you should wait for further announcements regarding any rearrangements.

 

How will I get my results?

You will get your ELPA results through the online feedback system.

 

What if I have more questions?

Contact lcelpa@ust.hk if your have any unanswered questions.

 

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