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Speaking and Listening 1

Course Code
GENG2004
Application Code
1480-1345AW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Nov 2017
Duration
15 weeks
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$3,400

Speaking and Listening 1 is part of the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory). This course will help you develop effective speaking and listening skills. You will learn techniques that will enhance your fluency in speaking English and help you deal with problems encountered when listening to native speakers.

The course will help you to:

  • build up a range of modern idioms and spoken expressions
  • develop effective listening strategies using texts and authentic materials
  • gain confidence through discussion, role-play and debate
  • progress towards naturally spoken English

To benefit from the course, you must be prepared to speak in front of others and take an active role in the activities and exercises that the teacher gives you.

Speaking and Listening 1 is part of the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) programme. The Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) consists of short courses that deal with specific English language skills. These short courses can be taken individually. There are five modules (each of 45 hours' duration) currently on offer.

Module 1   Active Grammar 1
Module 2   Effective Writing Skills 1

Module 3   Pronunciation and Fluency 1
Module 4   Speaking and Listening 1
Module 5   Vocabulary Enhancement 1

Completion of any one module from Modules 1 - 2 and any one module from Modules 3 - 5 within four years leads to the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) award.

For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/collection/general-english.

TEACHING SCHEDULE

45 hours (15 meetings x 3 hours each; once per week)

Course Code Commencement Day / Time Venue

1480-1345AW

4 May 2017

Thursdays,

6:45 - 9:45 pm

Room1202,

Island East Campus,

North Point

TEACHING STAFF

Instructors of the course are drawn from our panel of qualified and experienced English language teachers. Some of them are native speakers; others are local teachers with native speaker competence.

APPLICANTS SHOULD NOTE

  • Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  • Unless changes are made to the advertised details, we will not issue joining instructions. If your application has been accepted, you should go to the first session of the class at the time and place shown.
  • No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.
Duration
  • 15 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting

Applicants shall:

  • have completed the Foundation Certificate in General English awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
  • have gained in the HKCEE Grade E (Syllabus B) or Grade C (Syllabus A) in English Language prior to 2007 or Level 2 in English Language from 2007 or have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in English Language; or
  • obtained the necessary entrance exam mark for entry to the Certificate in General English (Introductory)

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements or are unable to produce documentary proof(s) need to take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination.

Course Fee
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$3,250 (Application received on or before 10 Apr 2017)
  • Course Fee : HK$3,400 (Application received on or after 11 Apr 2017)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorLanguages

CEF Courses
Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory)
COURSE CODE 24C05271-8 FEES $3,400 per 45-hour course (regular) or $3,250 per 45-hour course (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5689
Active Grammar 1 and Speaking & Listening 1 [Modules from Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) programme]
COURSE CODE 24Z05816-7 FEES $3,400 per 45-hour course (regular) or $3,250 per 45-hour course (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5689
Effective Writing Skills 1 and Speaking & Listening 1 [Modules from Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) programme]
COURSE CODE 24Z05819-1 FEES $3,400 per 45-hour course (regular) or $3,250 per 45-hour course (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5689
Pronunciation & Fluency 1 and Speaking & Listening 1 [Modules from Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) programme]
COURSE CODE 24Z05821-3 FEES $3,400 per 45-hour course (regular) or $3,250 per 45-hour course (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5689
Speaking & Listening 1 and Vocabulary Enhancement 1 [Modules from Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) programme]
COURSE CODE 24Z05823-A FEES $3,400 per 45-hour course (regular) or $3,250 per 45-hour course (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5689
Speaking & Listening 1 [Module from Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) programme] and Speaking & Listening 2 [Module from Certificate in English Language Skills (Intermediate) programme]
COURSE CODE 24Z05837-A FEES $3,400 per 45-hour course (regular) or $3,250 per 45-hour course (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5689

Continuing Education Fund

The Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) programme is registered with the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) as a CEF reimbursable course.

Eligible applicants can claim a refund of 80% of their fees, up to a maximum of $10,000.

To be eligible for CEF reimbursement, students must: 

  • register with The Office of the Continuing Education Fund before the start of the class;
  • fulfil the 70% attendance requirement;
  • pass the course successfully;
  • pass a recognised English language benchmark test, that is. BULATS test at the required proficiency level

For details, visit their address at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.

CEF refunds are available to students who:

  1. pass and qualify for the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory); or
  2. pass both modules in any of the following combinations:
    • Introductory Level Combination

      1st 45-hour Course

       

      2nd 45-hour Course

      Active Grammar 1

      +

      Effective Writing Skills 1

      Active Grammar 1

      +

      Pronunciation and Fluency 1

      Active Grammar 1

      +

      Speaking and Listening 1

      Active Grammar 1

      +

      Vocabulary Enhancement 1

      Effective Writing Skills 1

      +

      Pronunciation and Fluency 1

      Effective Writing Skills 1

      +

      Speaking and Listening 1

      Effective Writing Skills 1

      +

      Vocabulary Enhancement 1

      Pronunciation and Fluency 1

      +

      Speaking and Listening 1

      Pronunciation and Fluency 1

      +

      Vocabulary Enhancement 1

      Speaking and Listening 1

      +

      Vocabulary Enhancement 1

    • Skill-based Combination

      1st 45-hour Course

       

      2nd 45-hour Course

      Active Grammar 1

      +

      Active Grammar 2

      Effective Writing Skills 1

      +

      Effective Writing Skills 2

      Pronunciation and Fluency 1

      +

      Pronunciation and Fluency 2

      Speaking and Listening 1

      +

      Speaking and Listening 2

      Vocabulary Enhancement 1

      +

      Vocabulary Enhancement 2

 

Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This programme has been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the programme.
Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme (selected modules only)
Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the modules.

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Enrolment Method
By Post / In Person

Applicants are required to complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26. Either take or post the completed form, along with the appropriate course fee and supporting documents, to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

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 the programme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course fees in the form of a cheque, and 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 any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment 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.

NOTES TO APPLICANTS
  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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