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

 

Open SPACE 2021  (5 June 2021)

Information Session:

Preparing for University Studies supported by a globally-recognised English Test - PTE Academic
 

To review, please click here.

 

Summer School 2021

 

English Langauge Assessments

LINGUASKILL – the NEW Cambridge English Language Benchmark Test

This is the benchmark test in support of Continuing Education Fund (CEF) reimbursements of English Language course and benchmark test fees.   This replaces the former Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) offered by the University of Cambridge. 

The Cambridge Assessment English offers organisations a quick and convenient way of checking the English Language proficiency levels of your employees – the Linguaskill Tests. 

  • Linguaskill General
  • Linguaskill Business
  • Linguaskill Test & Continuing Education Fund
  • For Individual English Language Learners
  • For Corporates
  • For Immigrants
  • For HKDSEE 2020 Candidates
  • For University Applicants
  • Linguaskill Test Report & Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • Cambridge Linguaskill Test in Hong Kong

For details, please follow this link: https://hkuspace.hku.hk/collection/linguaskill 

 

PTE Academic (PTEA) - The Pearson English Language Test

The Pearson offers a fast, fair, recoginzed and convenient test based on an unbiased approach - The PTE Academic test.

For details, please follow this link: pte-academic-pearson-english-language-test

 

Assessment Preparation Courses

Continuing Education Fund

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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.
PT
Start 23 OCT 2021 (SAT)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,600
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.
PT
Start To be advised
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$13,500
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
The proliferation of digital technologies in the past decades has completely changed the media landscape. This new Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism programme aims at preparing students for today's and tomorrow's journalism industry by developing their abilities to engage with evolving digital technologies across multimedia platforms alongside core and specialist skills such as reporting, interviewing, feature writing, editing and production - a transferable skill set which prepares students to excel in a wide range of areas, including print journalism, digital publishing, broadcasting, researching, freelance writing, social media marketing, video production, news agencies, public relations and public sector press departments.
PT
Start 14 FEB 2022 (MON)
Duration 24 months
Fee HK$132,000 (payable in 4 instalments)
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.
PT
Start 23 OCT 2021 (SAT)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,600
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.
PT
Start 15 NOV 2021 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,650
Speaking and Listening 1 is part of the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory). This course will help you develop effective speaking and listening skills. You will learn techniques that will enhance your fluency in speaking English and help you deal with problems encountered when listening to native speakers.
 

The course will help you to:

  • build up a range of modern idioms and spoken expressions
  • develop effective listening strategies using texts and authentic materials
  • gain confidence through discussion, role-play and debate
  • progress towards naturally spoken English
PT
Start 15 NOV 2021 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650
Active Grammar 1 is a practical course that recognises the role of grammar in language and communication. It will use real examples of grammar in use in typical, everyday situations, to help you:
  •   recognise and correct common grammatical errors
  •   work out and apply grammar rules for yourself
  •   communicate correctly in both spoken and written English
  •   use a greater variety of structures with confidence

To benefit from the course, you should be prepared to participate fully in all exercise and activities.

PT
Start 17 NOV 2021 (WED)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650
The programme aims to equip students with the language skills in specific focused areas at a higher level of accuracy and appropriacy.
PT
Start 18 NOV 2021 (THU)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,650
Pronunciation and Fluency 1 is part of the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory). This very practical course will give you lively realistic discussion and conversation practice.
 

Pronunciation and Fluency 1 will help you:

  • improve your English pronunciation
  • become a more fluent and confident speaker of English in different situations
  • increase your range of useful English vocabulary
  • introduce you to different native speaker accents
PT
Start 18 NOV 2021 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650
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.
PT
Start 18 NOV 2021 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650

Effective Writing Skills 2 develops your language at a higher level than Effective Writing Skills 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 Effective Writing Skills 2 without doing Effective Writing Skills 1.

PT
Start 19 NOV 2021 (FRI)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650
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.
 
PT
Start 20 APR 2022 (WED)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650