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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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This course is catered for advanced-level students of Italian who have already completed all the HKU SPACE Italian Certificate courses or equivalent elsewhere (480 hours). Students wish to keep practising the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning more about the culture of the Italian-speaking world. They will be given opportunities to engage with authentic texts from magazines, newspapers, songs, TV, films etc. through discussion & group work. They will, as a result, improve oral communication skills & range of vocabulary. There will be a relaxed & supportive learning environment. The course is not exam-based.
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Start 06 MAR 2018 (TUE)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in German (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 03 MAR 2018 (SAT)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,350
This course is for complete beginners who want to learn the basic of German 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 German with a little English where necessary.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,050
This course continues on from Beginners´ Latin & will be based principally on material from chapter 12 onwards in the textbook Latin via Ovid. 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 Roman world and of the continuing use of Latin in later centuries. PowerPoint presentations to be used are available at http://linguae.weebly.com/latin--greek.html by scrolling down to the heading `Teaching Aids for Latin via Ovid' . There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.’
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
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 To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
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 To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
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 To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,050
This course is for complete beginners. It aims to be a simple introduction giving participants a taste for the Spanish language. There will be plenty of opportunities to listen and speak the language whilst learning the basics of Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practise is small groups using the latest interactive methodology. Topics include greetings, numbers, countries, nationalities, languages, talking about one's job, describing another person, asking and answering questions.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
This course continues on from Beginners' Greek. It uses the latest communicative methodology, giving participants plenty of opportunities to listen and speak the language whilst improving grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation at the same time. Topics include directions around town, transport, talking about food, time, daily routines and family. The students will keep practising the language in an interactive class environment, and at the same time will learn about the culture of the Greek-speaking world. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
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 MAR 2018 (THU)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$8,100