English Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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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 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 To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,300
This programme is designed for students who seek to advance knowledge of the English language system and develop higher language awareness and communication skills. Apart from face-to-face learning in the classroom, students participate in self-directed and experiential learning outside the classroom, i.e., e-learning and English Immersion Activities.
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Start 07 JAN 2020 (TUE)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$13,500
Speaking and Listening 2 is at a higher level than Speaking and Listening 1, and builds on and enhances the skills learned there. However, as long as you meet the entry requirements, there is no need for you to do Speaking and Listening 1 first.
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Start 11 FEB 2020 (TUE)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
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, comprising two 45-hour modules, which can be taken as standalone courses with no commitment to complete the entire programme.

Module 1:  Modern Business Writing Skills
Module 2:  Modern Business Oral Skills
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Start 04 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$4,500
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 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 36 months
Fee HK$6,400
The Programme aims to help students become more accurate and fluent when communicating in English in the workplace.  Its goal is to equip students with essential business grammar and vocabulary so that they are confident when communicating with native and non-native speakers of English in their workplace.
 
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Start 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,600
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 the first TWO modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Diploma in Business English Award.
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Start 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 24 months
Fee HK$6,400
Effective Writing Skills 1 will develop your practical writing skills so that you write more clearly, more accurately and more effectively.
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Start 17 APR 2020 (FRI)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
Active Grammar 2 develops your language at a higher level than Active Grammar 1, and builds on and enhances the skills learned there.  However, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you can gain direct entry into Active Grammar 2 without doing Active Grammar 1.
 
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Start 22 APR 2020 (WED)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
This programme aims to provide vocational training for library assistants and those working in children's and / or school libraries. This English class shares a common examination with the Chinese class.

Contents of the programme:
Part 1  Library Services and Procedures
Part 2  General Library Principles and Practice
Part 3  Children’s and School Libraries
Part 4  Practical Lessons and Visits to Libraries

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Start 22 SEP 2020 (TUE)
Duration 1 year
Pronunciation and Fluency 2 follows on from Pronunciation and Fluency 1, giving students further practice in the skills practised there. It will be suitable for students who have completed Pronunciation and Fluency 1, and also for new students as long as they have a knowledge of the phonemic chart.
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Start 16 NOV 2020 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee To be advised.