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Introductory Cantonese (for non-Chinese speakers)

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
05 Sep 2017 (Tue)
4.5 months
Cantonese supplemented by English
Course Fee
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Deadline on 22 Aug 2017 (Tue)

50 hours course. The main emphasis of the first part of the course will be on daily life and work, for training the participants to cope with everyday life and work needs; in the later part of the course will focus on developing the participants’ ability to speak in full sentences and progress towards describing happenings and situations. Our teacher will use Cantonese as the teaching medium supplemented by English.

After finished courses, Participants will be able to use basic Cantonese Romanization system, capable of simple conversation, and acquire some self-learning ability.

50 hours course, 16 times attendance, 3 hours per each time, eight units with quiz for 2 hours.


 Ⅲ  Unit content





Class activity


Greeting self-introduction

Introduction of Cantonese

Learning meets with polite greetings and courtesy words.

Tone drills;  Matching;Class practice on asking questions (e.g. Positive-negative verb type questions);Specifying people or objects and possessive case


Date and time

Number, time and date expression, measure word and question word.

Class practice on clock time, translation, day, date and month


Transportation direction

Direction for travelling by taxi, Hong Kong's transport, Hong Kong districts and countries

Practice on the use of question word where, how and the direction conversation.



Buying clothes and fresh food in daily life

Size, colour, discount , measure word, money and price expressiondrills


Daily activity feeling

Vocabulary on daily activity for workers, housewives and students.

Use of adjective to describe one self’s status


Practice on place and time and activity in Cantonese sentence order.

Use of adjectives to describe different degrees

Purpose-oriented sentence


 Eat out

Order food in Chinese restaurants including Yum Cha, dim sum etc.

Order fast food

Class practice on question with options

Restaurant conversation

Class practice on saying request sentence in different occasions


Place of living aspect of time

Location and distance, giving suggestion. Social activities conversation. Express different time aspect

 S+place+V    S+time+place+V


Drill on sentence pattern;

Time aspect with verb

Giving suggestion conversation practiceSentence on question and expression of permission or allowance




Leisure activities, frequency of activities and weather condition expression

Practice on the sentence with the use of adverb of frequency

Use of connectives in Cantonese sentence


Summary and revision quiz


Application Code


Commencement Date and Time


Causeway Bay or North Point

5 September 2017, Tuesday

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Application Code 1545-2657NW -
Start Date 5 September 2017, Tuesday
Time 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue Causeway Bay or North Point

  • It has 50 hours.

for English speakers

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6200

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Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.

If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.

You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  3. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended as the web browser.


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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.
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