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General English

Wouldn't it be fun to improve your English so that you can communicate with interesting people from other countries, travel more easily, access the millions of pages in English on the web, appreciate films, or simply impress people around you? The HKU SPACE General English Courses should help you achieve such goals.

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If you are taking the IELTS test and want to maximise your potential and chances of success, this 45-hour course provides you with essential exam strategies and valuable practice in key language areas. The course offers you invaluable practice and teacher guidance when completing test assignments. Timely feedback is available from the tutor, who is a native speaker of English.
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Start 24 MAY 2017 (WED)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,000
This programme develops competency in concise writing, and effective meeting and negotiation skills. Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts. Completion of ALL FOUR modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Advanced Diploma in Business English Award.
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Start 05 SEP 2017 (TUE)
Duration 36 months
Fee HK$6,200
Professional Written Communication Skills 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 written English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• identify elements of good written communication demanded in different workplaces or industries;
• make use of good rhetoric, genre, design and visual presentation in a variety of professional writing situations; and
• apply principles of editing, revising and reflecting on one’s writings.
 
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Start 07 SEP 2017 (THU)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
SPACE General English Entrance Examination - Your Passport to SPACE General English Programme. All courses under the SPACE General English Programme have their own entry requirements. Applicants who do not meet the stated entry requirements have to take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination to determine the most appropriate tier they should enter.
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Start 24 JUN 2017 (SAT)
Duration 1 day

This course focuses on Impromptu Talk and Discussion.  It aims to develop oral communications skills that enable you to speak clearly and present ideas coherently.  

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Start 01 AUG 2017 (TUE)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
The 60-hour course (30 lessons x 2) is designed for beginners or ‘false’ beginners who seek English refresher and enhance their abilities. The course aims to help students revise and address common grammar and pronunciation problems, widen vocabulary and practise oral communication. Students are expected to increase in confidence when using English on course completion. 
 
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Start 05 AUG 2017 (SAT)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$5,000
This daytime English course helps senior secondary school students sharpen their edge by providing a safe and nourishing English-speaking environment for heightening their English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and presenting. Lessons are aimed at developing students’ language potential to the full and expanding their knowledge of test-taking skills and strategies for various internal and external examination assessments.
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Start 05 AUG 2017 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
This practical 18-hour English course equips learners with the confidence and language skills needed to write effective emails in both formal and informal situations.
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Start 05 AUG 2017 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
This short course aims to enhance students’ understanding of and ability to use Plain English. Lessons focus on strategies for writing clearly and concisely, which include emphasising active verbs, avoiding nominalisations and using lists where appropriate. Students will also be guided on how to plan and produce reader-friendly documents. The teacher will make use of authentic samples to critique writing impact and effectiveness in selected contexts.
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Start 08 AUG 2017 (TUE)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
Report Writing and Presentation Skills 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:
• organise information and write effective business reports in English; and
• present ideas convincingly to a professional audience in a formal oral presentation.
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Start 06 SEP 2017 (WED)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
International Business Communication Skills 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:
• discuss language complexities found in international business situations; and
• communicate effectively in different cultural settings in the workplace.
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Start 08 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200