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Language Proficiency Assessment (LPA)

General Information

  • The Language Proficiency Assessment (LPA) (formerly known as the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT)) provides a channel for teachers/aspiring teachers to attain the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) for teaching English/Putonghua.
  • Since 2001, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) and the Education Bureau (EDB) have jointly conducted the LPA ("the Assessment"). It is held once annually. Anyone who satisfies the entry requirements can enter for the Assessment.
  • The LPA(English Language) comprises five papers.  They are Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Classroom Language Assessment (CLA).  The LPA(Putonghua) comprises four papers. They are Listening and Recognition (聆聽與認辨), Pinyin (拼音), Speaking (口語) and CLA (課堂語言運用).
  • The HKEAA will administer the written and speaking papers of the Assessment. CLA will be administered by the EDB and is offered to serving teachers only. 

  

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have obtained:

(i) Level 2/Grade E or above in at least 5 subjects at one or more sittings in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (these 5 subjects should include Chinese Language or English Language at Level 2 or above in or after the 2007 HKCEE, or Chinese Language or English Language (Syllabus A or B) at Grade E or above in the HKCEE before 2007); or

(ii) Level 2/‘Attained’/Grade E or above in at least 5 subjects (including Chinese Language or English Language) at one or more sittings in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination; or

(iii) equivalent qualifications.

 

 

Exam Registration

 

 

Reference Material

 

 

Enquiries 

For enquiries concerning LPA arrangements, please contact the HKEAA at 3628 8860. For enquiries concerning Classroom Language Assessment, please contact the Language Teacher Qualifications Team, EDB at 2892 5783.

 

 

 

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