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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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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.
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Start 14 JUL 2018 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,300
Business Email Writing develops your skills at a higher level than English at Work - Email Writing; it builds on and enhances the skills learned there. 

This follow-on 18-hour 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 are centred on a variety of business email writing contexts such as marketing, human resources or publicity.  
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Start 30 JUN 2018 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800

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
This course takes a formalist approach to the teaching of literature and will cover the following:
•    An introduction to the elements of fiction: setting, characterization, plot, theme(s), and point of view; 
•    An introduction to the characteristics of four subgenres within Fiction: Biblical parables, fairy tales, fables, and Greek myths;
•    An explication of how the five elements of fiction function in the four genres;
•    A discussion of a set of ready-made teaching materials (written by the course tutor himself) and how they can be used in the classroom
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 hours
Fee HK$1,200
The English for Leisure series consists of English language lessons that encourage students to practise English in real-life situations under the guidance of experienced English tutors.
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
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 To be advised
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 To be advised
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,500
This 18-hour course helps improve learners' understanding of how different sounds of English are formed. Through phonological awareness training, people can read words they have not seen before rather just memorising.
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
The Bible is a source of inspiration that has given birth to many great works of literature throughout the last 20 centuries; an understanding of the Book is therefore of paramount importance to students who are interested in literary studies. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the Bible as a literary work, as well as a collection of books written in different genres. It will begin with an introduction to the historical and geographical backgrounds of the Old and New Testaments; and will then focus on specific books and genres.
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
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
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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開課日期 待定
修業期 5個星期
課程費用 HK$1,600