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Results of Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers released
     A total of 1 495 candidates sat for the English Language papers in the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2019 in January while 1 749 sat for the Putonghua papers.
       The results of the assessment are as follows:
English Language papers:
Number of Candidates
Candidates Meeting the LPR*
(Level 3 or above)
No. and Percentage
Reading 965 810 (83.9%)
Writing 1 128 478 (42.4%)
Listening 917 792 (86.4%)
Speaking 957 555 (58.0%)
Classroom Language
Assessment (CLA)
(For teachers only)
356 327 (91.9%)
Putonghua papers:
  Number of Candidates Candidates Meeting the LPR
(Level 3 or above)
No. and Percentage
Listening and Recognition 1 089 681 (62.5%)
Pinyin 1 080 630 (58.3%)
Speaking 549 424 (77.2%)
(For teachers only)
561 498 (88.8%)
* LPR = Language Proficiency Requirement
       The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has sent the results notices to candidates by post. They are expected to reach the candidates tomorrow (May 23). Those who have not received the results by Friday (May 24) should contact the HKEAA on 3628 8860.
       The Assessment Reports, which provide the chief examiners' observations on candidates' performance, including their strengths and areas for improvement, will be released in July through the websites of the HKEAA (www.hkeaa.edu.hk) and the Education Bureau (www.edb.gov.hk) for the reference of candidates, schools and teacher education institutions. The question papers, together with a CD for the listening tests, suggested answers and Assessment Reports, will be available for sale in July.
       Applications for re-checking of results will be accepted on or before May 29. Candidates will be informed individually of their appeal results by June 27.
       Those who intend to attain the LPR in future can do so through assessment and/or exemption. The next calls for applications to sit for LPAT and for applications for exemption will be made in September 2019 and November 2019 respectively. The details will be made available through Education Bureau circular memoranda in the 2019/20 school year.
Ends/Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00
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