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Q & A

 Purpose of Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR)

 

1.
Why do we need LPR?
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Who can apply for exemption?
3.
If my qualifications are already included in the List of Qualifications Recognized for Exemption, do I still need to apply for exemption?
4.
What is the procedure for applying for exemption?
5.
If the qualifications are not included on the List of Qualifications Recognized for Exemption, how will the EDB decide on whether exemption would be granted to them?
6.
How long will the processing of application for exemption take? When should teachers forward their application for exemption?
7.
Are teachers required to attain the language proficiency in all the papers in one and the same assessment?
8.
When will the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers&nbsp;be held?
9.
What are the arrangements for the new English/Putonghua teachers?
10.
By what criteria is a teacher deemed to have met the LPR?
11.
By what criteria is a teacher deemed to have reached an overall Proficiency at Level 4 or above for English/Putonghua LPR
12.
Does failing to meet the LPR affect a teacher's registration status?