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At HKU SPACE, we design and offer courses to meet your goals for General English, Business English and English for the Professions. These range from 30 hours to 90 hours and cover a broad spectrum of levels.

Reasons to improve your English at HKU SPACE:

  •  Polish your interpersonal and career skills
  •  Learn to communicate ideas more effectively
  •  Interact confidently with overseas and English speaking people
  •  Fine-tune your presentations and writing to project better impressions
  •  Stay up to date by learning about current English use
  •  Sharpen your competitive edge in today's global workplace
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This 30-hour course uses training in practical debating techniques to give students the skills needed to persuade others. This ability can be used to gain advantage either at work or in social situations. Debate motions will be based on a wide range of current social issues, including some fun topics.
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Start 13 JUN 2017 (TUE)
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$3200
This 18-hour course helps improve learners' understanding of how different sounds of English are formed. Through phonological awareness training, people can read words they have not seen before rather just memorising.
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1800
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme.
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Start 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$4,400
Shakespeare and Jonson were contemporaries and both widely acclaimed in their time, yet Jonson has not subsequently received the critical attention and overwhelming adulation that Shakespeare has. This course introduces the genre of comedy with relation to classical formulations as applied to specific works of Shakespeare and Jonson. It looks at similarities and differences in the works of the two playwrights and examines how they created dramatic representations of gender and class roles in relation to the real world of the Elizabethan/Jacobean commercial theatre.
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Start 19 NOV 2017 (SUN)
Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800
The American south (not South America!) has produced some of the best writers in the American literary landscape.  In this course, we will read and discuss the works of five women fiction writers who lived in, and wrote about this part of the country. While some background information will be introduced, the main approach we take to these stories is close reading and analysis.
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Start 13 NOV 2017 (MON)
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
This Business Grammar short course is designed for students who need to brush up their grammar skills and understanding of grammatical rules. Students develop their ability to identify and correct grammar errors with teacher feedback and consistent grammar review.
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Start 08 NOV 2017 (WED)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
You may be planning to take the IELTS test in the near future or perhaps you just want to see what the test is like. Whatever your goal, this 15-hour workshop will give you valuable knowledge of the test, essential skills and strategies for success, and a clear idea of your current language performance.
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Start 03 NOV 2017 (FRI)
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$1,600
The course will help you if you are taking a degree or diploma course that requires you to use English to write academic/research essays. Its aim is to help you express yourself coherently in writing by providing you with examples of academic writing and practice materials. It will be very practical, with emphasis on guided writing tasks, and will take you from paragraph writing to essay writing.
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Start 14 OCT 2017 (SAT)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3300
The course provides a practical introduction to important theories and techniques of literary criticism.  Following the previous course format, and using a selection of short texts as examples, it covers at a basic level the fundamental theories of literary criticism and demonstrates how these ‘tools’ can be applied to provide useful insights into a range of genres.  The course will enable those with an interest in literature to approach and analyse different texts systematically and with confidence, using correct terminology and a sound theoretical approach.
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Start 23 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
Professional Business English through Case Studies is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• develop skills in critical reading and interpreting data in business case study readings;
• discuss solutions and suggest decisions in business situations; and
• write persuasively to convince business clients regarding complex problems and possible solutions in a business scenario.
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Start 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme.
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Start 08 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$4,400