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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 is for those who are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills for delivering speeches and presentations. The course focuses on techniques for managing speech anxiety, skills in organising and giving informal speeches and presentations, and practice in providing feedback on public speech deliveries. Course participants must be prepared to present and deliver informal speeches for different purposes in front of the class, observe and be observed, critique and be critiqued.
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Start 21 APR 2018 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,700
The programme aims to equip students with the language skills in specific focused areas at a higher level of accuracy and appropriacy.
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Start 20 APR 2018 (FRI)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,500
English Non-stop is a new course for students who want to improve their present level of English through continuous study rather than by taking a fixed-length course. The course runs all year round with short breaks and enrolment is available at any time. Applicants can choose to sign up for 10, 20, 30 or 40 weeks’ study.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks to 40 weeks
Fee HK$3,400
The 60-hour course (30 lessons x 2) is designed for beginners or ‘false’ beginners who seek English refresher and enhance their abilities. The course aims to help students revise and address common grammar and pronunciation problems, widen vocabulary and practise oral communication. Students are expected to increase in confidence when using English on course completion. 
 
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Start To be advised
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$5,000
Speak up! Get better results in the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. Face the HKDSE Oral Examination with confidence, develop keyskills and enhance strategies for exam success.
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1680
By identifying, cross referencing and then comparing significant themes and topics from different historical periods across a range of text types and genres, this course aims to introduce a specific critical and analytical approach. It addresses issues of current theoretical importance by illustrating in practice the concepts and techniques of literary criticism which form the foundation for advanced literary studies.
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Start To be advised
Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800

From classical Greek drama to contemporary theatre, the stage has always been an integral part of the human experience. The course looks at selective moments in the history of drama in which certain playwrights benefited fully from the history of the genre and yet departed so radically from that history. Exploring the content as well as the form of their dramatic works provides key insights into some of the most important societal and cultural issues of both past and present.

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Start To be advised
Duration 20 hours
Fee HK$3,800
The American south (not South America!) has produced some of the best writers in the American literary landscape.  In this course, we will read and discuss the works of five women fiction writers who lived in, and wrote about this part of the country. While some background information will be introduced, the main approach we take to these stories is close reading and analysis.
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800

Looking at different works of art, this course investigates the problems of the fundamental human impulse to interpret art as a mode of social or political resistance to power as compared to the apolitical enjoyment of the aesthetics of art as such. It aims to analyze our present postmodern experience of art in which the art consumer is radically divided between possible erotics of art and a violent return to the tradition of interpretation.

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Start To be advised
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800

This course introduces participants to eight modern American poets as well as several poets of Asian American descent. Participants will read, explicate, and discuss a selection of works by poets such as Wallace Stevens, Hilda Doolittle; Robert Hayden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Adrienne Rich, and N. Scott Momaday.

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Start To be advised
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
Shakespeare and Jonson were contemporaries and both widely acclaimed in their time, yet Jonson has not subsequently received the critical attention and overwhelming adulation that Shakespeare has. This course introduces the genre of comedy with relation to classical formulations as applied to specific works of Shakespeare and Jonson. It looks at similarities and differences in the works of the two playwrights and examines how they created dramatic representations of gender and class roles in relation to the real world of the Elizabethan/Jacobean commercial theatre.
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Start To be advised
Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800