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The Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) is applicable to all English / Putonghua (PTH) teachers holding a permanent post in a public-sector school or a local private primary/secondary day school offering a full curriculum (except for those employed under the Native-speaking English Teachers Scheme and those in international schools).
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Newly employed/deployed English/PTH teachers holding a permanent post should at least have met the LPR in all the core language skills (i.e. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking for English teachers, and Listening and Recognition, Pinyin, and Speaking for PTH teachers) except for Classroom Language Assessment (CLA) before taking up teaching the respective language subject. They will have to meet the LPR in CLA within the first year of their taking up the duties.
 

 

 

Latest circulars:

Circular No.

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EDB Circular Memorandum No. 105/2018 PDF Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) for Teachers of English/Putonghua
EDB Circular Memorandum No. 133/2018 PDF Administrative Arrangements for Applications related to Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) for Teachers of English/Putonghua
 

 

 

Other related circulars:

Circular No.

Title

EDB Circular Memorandum No. 501/2000 PDF Language Proficiency Requirement for English and Putonghua Teachers
EMB Circular Memorandum No. 246/2005 PDF Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) for English/Putonghua (PTH) Teachers
EDB Circular Memorandum No. 106/2009 PDF Requirements for Language Teachers
EDB Circular No. 36/2001 PDF Provision of One Additional Senior Teacher Post in Aided Primary Schools
EDB Circular No. 37/2001 PDF  English Language Proficiency Requirement for Filling English Panel Chair Posts in Aided Secondary Schools
ED Circular letter dated 3 June 2003 PDF Language Proficiency Requirement for English/Putonghua (PTH) Teachers

 

 

 

 

All circulars are in Acrobat Portable Document File (PDF) format. Please download and install Acrobat Reader to view these files.PDF

 

 

 

Last revision date: 31 August 2018
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