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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 Arabic, Greek, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.

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 05 SEP 2017 (TUE)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,500
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Spanish (Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 230-250 hours. It continues to build upon the language already acquired, adding grammar and practising it in simple discussions, role-plays and group work, so that students can talk with confidence about the past, present and future. By the end of this programme, students should be able to express simple opinions and feelings in the language. They should also be able to read information from simple ads and to write texts on familiar topics using a range of verb tenses.
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Start 02 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,350
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in German (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read texts, comment in speaking & writing and listen to songs & recordings of native speakers. By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk with fluency about everyday topics, write simple texts on topics of familiar interest, follow the main ideas when listening to clear speech or reading simple texts.
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Start 04 SEP 2017 (MON)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,350
This carries on from the Certificate in Spanish (Introductory) (Part 1), and is suitable for anyone who has studied about 60 hours of Spanish. It covers the same material as the second half of the 120-hour Certificate in Spanish (Introductory),  including everyday topics and a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
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Start 01 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,200
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in German (Introductory) or an equivalent programme of 110-130 hours. It enables students to consolidate language already learned and build on their grammar. As a result, students will feel increasingly confident in their communicative ability. By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about topics such as families and friends, leisure activities, food and drink, past and future situations. They should also be able to understand the main ideas when listening and reading and write simple texts, e.g. postcards and emails.
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Start 02 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$8,950
In this course students will learn the basic techniques on how to prepare simple Spanish dishes, main Spanish ingredients, the most popular combinations of flavors and how to cook the favorite Spanish and Mediterranean sauces. The course will give everyone opportunity to actually get hands on the cooking: students will be preparing their meals, under the guidance of the instructor. Short videos will be shown before the cooking and some sheets, recipes and instructions will be provided at the cooking venue. Some gastronomy-related vocabulary will also be introduced.  
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Start To be advised
Duration 4 weeks
Fee HK$2,000
This course focusing on preparing students for the IGCSE exams in the coming academic year. Several models will be practiced (IGCSE, Cambridge, EDEXCEL, OCR) and students will work with past papers and real samples.
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Start To be advised
Duration 4 weeks
Fee HK$2400
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
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners of Polish. The course will offer students a first taste of the language, with a focus on oral communication and basic grammar. The students will practice the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning a little about the culture of Poland and its habitants. The course is not exam-based.
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Start 09 OCT 2017 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
This course continues on from Beginners' Arabic 2, so is designed for beginners who already possess a basic knowledge of classic Arabic (written and spoken) and want to continue their learning. Students will continue to learn more aspects of Arab culture, the present tense with different verb patterns, dual form, infinitive verb forms, object pronouns, adverbs and nominal and verbal sentences, etc. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start 07 OCT 2017 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,700