In order to ensure our research postgraduate students to meet the University’s English language standard, all new full-time research postgraduate students are required to take a spoken English test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA), before the start of their first term of study. The test provides a useful assessment on the spoken English ability of those students whose mother tongue or first language is not English. Students who failed to attain Level 4 in the test are required to take an English language course LANG 5000 Foundation in Listening and Speaking for Postgraduate Students to improve their spoken English.
Apart from the above requirements, all year one research postgraduate students in our School are also required to take another English language course LANG 5010 Postgraduate English for Science Studies to acquire necessary English skills on scientific writing and presentations. Please click here for more details.