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At HKU SPACE, we design and offer courses to meet your goals for General English, Business English and English for the Professions. These range from 30 hours to 90 hours and cover a broad spectrum of levels.

Reasons to improve your English at HKU SPACE:

  •  Polish your interpersonal and career skills
  •  Learn to communicate ideas more effectively
  •  Interact confidently with overseas and English speaking people
  •  Fine-tune your presentations and writing to project better impressions
  •  Stay up to date by learning about current English use
  •  Sharpen your competitive edge in today's global workplace
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This 18-hour course is designed for students interested in films and documentaries but not limited to those; videos will be drawn from a wide pool of material to suit every taste. This is an amazing chance to immerse yourselves in an English-speaking environment and improve your listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary through appreciating different genres, and discussing plots and characters.
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Start 14 JUL 2017 (FRI)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
This programme develops competency in concise writing, and effective meeting and negotiation skills. Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts. Completion of ALL FOUR modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Advanced Diploma in Business English Award.
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Start 05 SEP 2017 (TUE)
Duration 36 months
Fee HK$6,200
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme.
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Start 08 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$4,400
You may be planning to take the IELTS test in the near future or perhaps you just want to see what the test is like. Whatever your goal, this 15-hour workshop will give you valuable knowledge of the test, essential skills and strategies for success, and a clear idea of your current language performance.
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Start 03 NOV 2017 (FRI)
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$1,600
This course will help you if you take a degree or diploma course that requires you to produce assignments in English. It will enable you to learn, to write and succeed across college and university curriculums. The course aims to empower you to write clearly, coherently, and concisely and to acquire the academic literacies and discourse conventions applicable to most disciplines in higher education.
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Start 14 OCT 2017 (SAT)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,300
The course provides a practical introduction to important theories and techniques of literary criticism.  Following the previous course format, and using a selection of short texts as examples, it covers at a basic level the fundamental theories of literary criticism and demonstrates how these ‘tools’ can be applied to provide useful insights into a range of genres.  The course will enable those with an interest in literature to approach and analyse different texts systematically and with confidence, using correct terminology and a sound theoretical approach.
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Start 23 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
This short course focuses on the strategies and language for producing effective emails for the workplace. In addition to practice on correct grammar, sentence structure, appropriate style and editing, lessons on email writing are centred on a variety of business writing contexts such as marketing, human resources or publicity. It is at a higher level builds their email writings on and enhances email writing skills learned there. However, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you can gain direct entry to Business Email Writing.
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Start 23 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
Professional Business English through Case Studies is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• develop skills in critical reading and interpreting data in business case study readings;
• discuss solutions and suggest decisions in business situations; and
• write persuasively to convince business clients regarding complex problems and possible solutions in a business scenario.
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Start 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme.
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Start 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$4,400
If you are taking the IELTS test and want to maximise your potential and chances of success, this 45-hour course provides you with essential exam strategies and valuable practice in key language areas. The course offers you invaluable practice and teacher guidance when completing test assignments. Timely feedback is available from the tutor, who is a native speaker of English.
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Start 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,100
International Business Communication Skills is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• discuss language complexities found in international business situations; and
• communicate effectively in different cultural settings in the workplace.
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Start 08 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200