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Professional and Business English (PBE)

English for Global Opportunities

The competition to get ahead at work is intense. Improving your English competence may well be one of the best weapons for gaining that promotion or securing new opportunities. Whatever your field of work, the HKU SPACE Professional and Business English (PBE) programmes should help you finetune your skills and communicate with confidence in English at a higher level in the workplace. 

Professional and Business English Certificate Programmes

Professional and Business English Short Courses

(6 meetings. Total 18 hours)

Progression Path



The Certificate in Advanced Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. The programme is designed to enable students to become more fluent and articulate when communicating in English, so as to produce well-written texts that characterise professionalism and effectiveness in modern business communication, and demonstrate competent oral communication skills in various business contexts.
Start 20 OCT 2023 (FRI)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$9,900 for 2 modules, 45 hours each.
The Certificate in Business English Usage programme aims to help students become more accurate and fluent when communicating in English in the modern workplace. Its goal is to equip students with essential business grammar, vocabulary and all-round language skills, so that they become capable of communicating with native and non-native speakers of English in common business settings. By gaining a greater confidence and a better command of business English grammar, vocabulary, receptive and productive skills, students will be prepared to further develop a higher level of business English proficiency upon completion of the programme. This programme targets working professionals who intend to build on an introductory level of English, so as to bolster their work performance in a business environment where English is the predominant medium of communication.
Start 18 OCT 2023 (WED)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$8,000

This course focuses on Impromptu Talk and Discussion.  It aims to develop oral communications skills that enable you to speak clearly and present ideas coherently.  

Start 21 OCT 2023 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2,200
This practical 18-hour English course equips learners with the confidence and language skills needed to write effective emails in both formal and informal situations.
Start 11 NOV 2023 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2,200
This Business Grammar short course is designed for students who need to brush up their grammar skills and understanding of grammatical rules. Students develop their ability to identify and correct grammar errors with teacher feedback and consistent grammar review.
Start 04 NOV 2023 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2,000

Linguaskill (領思) – 的劍橋英語基準檢測

橋大學英語考評部為企業及機構提供了一種快速、便捷的方法來評估員工的英語水平 - Linguaskill (領思)檢測。

開課日期 待定
修業期 1.5 或 3小時
課程費用 $630 (單一檢測模組)
$1,200 (「捆綁式」檢測模組)

Linguaskill – the NEW Cambridge English Language Benchmark Test

The Cambridge Assessment English offers a quick and convenient way of checking the English Language proficiency levels – the Linguaskill Tests. 
Start To be advised
Duration 1.5 or 3 hours
Fee $630 (per test module)
$1,200 (Bundled Test covering all 3 modules)


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