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Languages Programmes

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Programme Type

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Class Schedule

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Hong Kong Island

Kowloon

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Essential English is suitable for students who have basic English language skills and who have not studied or practised English recently. It will help students improve grammatical accuracy, writing and vocabulary and increase their confidence in using English.
PT
Start 22 MAY 2024 (WED)
Duration 18 weeks
Fee HK$3,800
Advanced Grammar provides higher level students opportunities to practise advanced grammar in context. Students will be aware of and thus be able to spot and correct their own grammatical errors.  At the end of the course, students gain more confidence in the use of a much wider range of grammar structures in their use of English.
PT
Start 15 JUN 2024 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
「行政人員證書(中日/日中翻譯)」課程,為具高日語水平的人士培養中日/日中翻譯技能。此課程的翻譯教材會集中於三個範疇:商業實用文、出版及電影。學員亦可從各方面學習翻譯的基礎知識及透過討論及學習不同的翻譯文本,有助提升學員的日語能力。
PT
開課日期 待定
修業期 4個月
課程費用 HK$6,000
This programme provides systematic training in translation for those who already have degree or equivalent qualifications. It aims at giving students the confidence and competence to deal with translation work at a close to professional level in different settings and contexts. Students should be able to apply the linguistic and cultural concepts learned to the practical tasks of translation and make improvements in translations done by people and/or artificial intelligence after completion of the programme.
 

The programme also provides a solid foundation for those who plan to study for a higher qualification in translation in the future: holders of the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation can articulate to Postgraduate Diploma in Translation with exemption from the first five modules of the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation programme offered by HKU SPACE.

PT
Start To be advised
Duration 6 months
Fee 1. Application fee is HK$150 (In person : by cash, VISA, MasterCard, EPS; By post : by cheque -payable to “HKU SPACE”)

2. Course fee: HK$21,300 to be paid on notification of acceptance.

*Fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES  / 課程目標

The programme examines the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) in translation, including its impacts on the quality of translations, the role of human translators, and the potential ethical issues. It will also explore how AI can be used to improve the efficiency and accuracy of translation through machine learning algorithms and natural language processing techniques. Students will learn to collaborate with AI to provide translation for a variety of text types, including general documents, marketing materials, and literary texts.
 
PT
Start 22 MAY 2024 (WED)
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$5,700

The programme aims to introduce students to the basic elements of Arab culture and role of Islam in Middle East countries and enable students to grasp the very basics of the Arabic language including greetings and self-introduction, yet excluding the writing system. Besides, some core values and ethical concepts of Islam will be clarified, and students can raise their awareness of cultural differences between America/ western countries and Middle East countries in communication patterns.

Students are provided with brief geographical and historical background information of the Arab world, where the cultural varieties and regional differences are also touched upon. Through discussions and case studies, students will explore Islam, not only as a religion, but also as a way of life with reference to background information given at the beginning of the programme. Common misconception and stereotyping will also be highlighted with different perspectives considered. A site visit to the Kowloon Mosque will be organised to consolidate students’ learning.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. elaborate on at least 5 basic elements of Arab culture;
  2. greet and introduce themselves in simple Arabic;
  3. identify some core values as well as ethical concepts of Islam;
  4. analyse the cultural differences between America/ western countries and Middle East countries.
PT
Start 27 MAY 2024 (MON)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$4,350
This programme is geared towards entrepreneurs and employees in the business sector, with a specific focus on practical application of Islamic business etiquette. 
 

The programme aims to introduce students to the basic characteristics of the Islamic economic system and enable students to understand some work- or business-related concepts in Arabic. Besides, students will be familiarised with general Islamic business etiquette. Furthermore, students will also raise their awareness of cultural differences between China and Middle East countries through different case studies.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. elaborate on at least 5 characteristics of Islamic economic system;
  2. explain some Arabic work- or business-related concepts clearly;
  3. identify the dos and don’ts in business with Arab countries and apply them in their analysis or even business operation;
  4. analyse the cultural differences between China and Middle East countries.
PT
Start 30 MAY 2024 (THU)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$4,350
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.
PT
Start 03 JUN 2024 (MON)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$9,900 for 2 modules, 45 hours each.
The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is a language placement test for non-native speakers of French. Anyone who would like to test their French language proficiency can take the international benchmark exam, after which candidates will receive a certificate issued by the French Ministry of Education, which is valid for 2 years.
 
Why should we take the TCF?
  • Compendious Assessment: The TCF evaluates your French languages skills in a comprehensive way with different language aspects included.
  • International accreditation: The TCF is administered by the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. It is designed and accredited according to international standards.
  • Pathway to Overseas Studies: The TCF is widely recognized by higher educational institutions, universities and government authorities. 
  • Professional Development: The results of the benchmark exam, which are also recognized in the professional sector, could be used to endorse your job applications or career development.
  • CEF Reimbursement: Under the scheme of CEF, both the fee of the certificate courses offered by HKU SPACE and the TCF exam fee are reimbursable.
PT
Start 08 JUN 2024 (SAT)
Duration 1.5 hours to 2 hours
Fee HK$1200

This programme is run under the “Vocational Chinese Language Programme for NCS* School Leavers”, funded by the Language Fund and supported by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), to help ethnic minority residents in Hong Kong integrate into the community. It aims at enhancing NCS school leavers' capability in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese and helping them obtain qualifications recognized by Hong Kong Qualifications Framework so as to enhance their employability. 

PT
Start 20 JUL 2024 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$800

This programme is run under the “Vocational Chinese Language Programme for NCS* School Leavers”, funded by the Language Fund and supported by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), to help ethnic minority residents in Hong Kong integrate into the community. It aims at enhancing NCS school leavers' capability in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese and helping them obtain qualifications recognized by Hong Kong Qualifications Framework so as to enhance their employability. 

PT
Start 20 JUL 2024 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$800
This programme is run under the “Vocational Chinese Language Programme for NCS* School Leavers”, funded by the Language Fund and supported by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), to help ethnic minority residents in Hong Kong integrate into the community. It aims at enhancing NCS school leavers' capability in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese and helping them obtain qualifications recognized by Hong Kong Qualifications Framework so as to enhance their employability.
PT
Start 20 JUL 2024 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$800