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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 for complete beginners who want to learn the language basics fast in a fun way. It’s also a good way to get a taste of the language before committing to a longer course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, rather than on grammar. Participants will see how a little language can go a long, long way. Some of the topics include introductions, numbers, telling the time, asking for the way, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel room and dealing with communication problems. The language of instruction will be Spanish with a little English where necessary.
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Start 10 OCT 2017 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,050
This is an opportunity for advanced users of Spanish 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 Spanish.
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Start 08 SEP 2017 (FRI)
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 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners of the Italian language. The course will offer students a first taste of Italian, focusing on oral communication, basic grammar and lexicon. The students will practice the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning a little about the culture of Italy and its habitants. The course is not exam-based.
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Start 29 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,400
This is designed for complete beginners who would like to get a taste of the Italian language quickly before a trip abroad or before committing to a longer course. It is a lively course with a focus on active speaking and listening. Participants will soon see how a little language can go a long way in situations abroad. Topics include: greetings, numbers, telling the time, asking the way, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel room and dealing with common communication problems. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using up to date interactive methodology.
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Start 29 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,050
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners who have an interest in the Latin language. The emphasis will be on developing a basic reading ability but with some oral work in addition. The course will also deal with cultural aspects of the ancient Latin-speaking world, their traditions and way of living. PowerPoint presentations to be used in the course are available at http://linguae.weebly.com/latin--greek.html by scrolling down to the heading `Teaching Aids for Latin via Ovid' . The course is not exam-based.
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Start 07 OCT 2017 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
This course is designed for complete beginners. The course will give students a first taste of the language, focusing on several skills (oral communication, listening and basic grammar). Students will practise the language in an interactive class and will learn a little about the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries.
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Start 07 OCT 2017 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
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 07 OCT 2017 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,200
This course is for complete beginners.  It aims to be a simple introduction giving participants a taste for the French language.  There will be plenty of opportunity to listen and speak the language whilst learning the basics of French pronunciation grammar and vocabulary.  The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using the latest interactive methodology. Topics include greetings, numbers, countries, nationalities, languages, talking about one's job and simple question and answer forms.
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Start 09 OCT 2017 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150