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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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The programme aims to equip students with the language skills in specific focused areas. Restricted but not limited to the particular skill set, the programme helps students become more fluent and confident when communicating in English.
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Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,500

It may be taken as a silly question. Everyone knows how to watch films. Films are created primarily for entertainment, and not for the intellectualizing interpretations of pompous academics. That much is certain. How to enjoy watching films, however, has become an increasingly important question. The usually half-empty cinema theatres in Hong Kong attest for it.

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Start 21 NOV 2017 (TUE)
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
SPACE General English Entrance Examination - Your Passport to SPACE General English Programme. All courses under the SPACE General English Programme have their own entry requirements. Applicants who do not meet the stated entry requirements have to take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination to determine the most appropriate tier they should enter.
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Duration 1 day

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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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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Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800
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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Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,500
Everyone has a story to tell. This course helps you tap into your memories to uncover the stories which make you who you are. Class time will be divided between guided writing exercises, discussion of assigned readings, and sharing of each other's written materials. Various aspects of the writer's craft will be introduced to help in your rewriting and polishing process.
 

Books for reading / discussion * :
(Subject to change)

  1. A Shimmering Sea: Hong Kong Stories
  2. The Golden Needle
  3. Wannabe Backpackers
  4. A Misted Mirror
  5. Memoirs of an Ice-Cream Lady
  6. Searching for Frederick
  7. Chocolate's Brown Study in the Bag 
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Duration 24 hours
Fee HK$5,800
This practical 18-hour English course equips learners with the confidence and language skills needed to write effective emails in both formal and informal situations.
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Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800

This course focuses on Impromptu Talk and Discussion.  It aims to develop oral communications skills that enable you to speak clearly and present ideas coherently.  

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Start To be advised
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
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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Duration 10 weeks to 40 weeks
Fee HK$3,400
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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Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,300