English Language Proficiency Assessment (Mandatory)

About English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)

The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) is a compulsory test for

The ELPA test will be held online and consists of two parts:

  • an 8-minute Speaking test
  • a 1 hr 40 min written test of Reading, Vocabulary and Writing

For students with sub-degree qualifications, it is important that both parts of the test are taken so that their results can be used to place them in the right Year 1 English course.

For students enrolled in  LANG 1002 (I-stream), results are needed so instructors can give feedback and advice to improve as they complete their Year 1 studies.

Schedule and Enrollment

Students can enroll using the ELPA online registration system.

  • Jul 27-29 Test period for local students with sub-degree qualifications
    (online registration opens Jul 20)
  • Aug 27-Sept 1 Test period for new UG students pre-registered into LANG 1002I
    (online registration opens Aug 25)

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