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Welcome to our European Language website.

Our main languages are Spanish, French, German and Italian, but we do also offer courses in other languages such as Polish, Greek, Latin, Portuguese and Russian.

Our award bearing courses last either 60 or 120 hours and they are mostly award bearing courses, CEF certified, with final examinations, both written,  oral and listening.

Besides, we also have shorter courses of just 30 hours, more casual and non-exam based, such as courses for travellers or for beginners, courses in the mornings or during the weekends.

Finally, you can´t miss out on our fun workshops, such as Italian Fashion, Food and Drink, Cooking courses and our several cultural gatherings during the year for each of our main languages!

Our teachers are passionate and committed to the language learning and will guide you through your journey at HKU SPACE!

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The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests.
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Start 01 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$8,400
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners who have a clear business goal for learning Spanish. Students will develop oral and written skills for business situations. The course will focus on Spanish vocabulary and terminology often used in business communications. Cultural differences that influence how business is done in Spain and Latin-American will be introduced. Overall the course will equip students with some of the practical skills needed in Spanish-speaking business world.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,200
This course is designed for students who have completed Beginners’ German for Teenagers. Students will continue learning  German at a more advanced level, learning topics such as shopping, going to restaurants, telling the time, etc. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using the latest interactive methodology.
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Start 18 JUL 2017 (TUE)
Duration 5 weeks
This course is designed for students who have completed Beginners’ Spanish for Teenagers. Students will continue learning Spanish at a more advanced level, learning topics such as shopping, going to restaurants, telling the time, etc. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using the latest interactive methodology.
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Start 18 JUL 2017 (TUE)
Duration 5 weeks
This is a course for people who have never studied Russian. The focus is on speaking and the atmosphere is relaxed. Participants will be given a first taste of the language and they learn some essential words and phrases to greet people, ask about nationality, count and order food and drink. They will also begin to learn the Russian alphabet.
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Start 10 OCT 2017 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
This course is an opportunity for advanced users of Italian language to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a communicative class through discussion topics, contemporary texts and the media. The course is taught in Italian.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This course continues on from Beginners' French.  It uses the latest communicative methodology, giving participants plenty of opportunity to listen and speak the language whilst improving grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation at the same time. Topics include directions around town, transport, talking about food, time, daily routines and family.  The language of instruction will be French with some English where appropriate for explanation. 
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
This course is designed to cater for advanced-level students who have completed all HKU SPACE Certificate German levels or equivalent elsewhere and who wish to approach the language in an advanced and practical way. Students will keep practicing the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning more about the culture of the German-speaking world. Students will engage with authentic texts from magazines, newspapers, songs, TV, films and so on through discussion and group work. They will, as a result, improve their oral communication skills and also their range of vocabulary. The course is not exam-based.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This is an opportunity for advanced users of French to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The course will be taught using a book and supplemented with authentic materials where appropriate, such as magazine and newspaper articles, film, TV and literature. The main focus will be on oral communication with practice in small groups. The course will be taught in French.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This course is suitable for anyone who would like to have a short introduction to the language and culture of Greece; whether they intend to use the language on a trip to Greece or are simply interested in learning more about this fascinating country and its heritage. It includes a balance of language of practice and information about the Greek culture. The course will be taught in an interactive fashion for efficient language practice, supplemented with images and authentic texts from Greece today.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450