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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 provides students with practice in upper intermediate English usage and skills-building through student-centred and graded learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic and authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are expected to speak and write at an upper intermediate level and be fluent and confident when communicating in English.
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Start 14 OCT 2018 (SUN)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,700
This course aims to help parents, teachers and those who are interested in children’s literature in English. Course participants learn how to interpret, select and make use of children’s literature (in different genres like picture books, sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction) to achieve a variety of purposes, such as:
  • Fostering reading for pleasure – a vital part of language acquisition
  • Cultivating good reading habits for personal growth
  • Identifying their children’s language learning needs and addressing them
  • Designing practical follow-up activities leading to the target learners’ long-term language development
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Start 22 SEP 2018 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2,800
This short course aims to enhance students’ understanding of and ability to use Plain English. Lessons focus on strategies for writing clearly and concisely, which include emphasising active verbs, avoiding nominalisations and using lists where appropriate. Students will also be guided on how to plan and produce reader-friendly documents. The teacher will make use of authentic samples to critique writing impact and effectiveness in selected contexts.
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Start 02 OCT 2018 (TUE)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
This 30-hour course helps business people who need to speak English for their work.  The course is different from traditional spoken English language courses.  Students will be asked to perform speaking tasks in English without preliminary controlled practice activities.  In this way, the communicative needs of the individual students determine the content of the course.
PT
Start 02 OCT 2018 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,000
This programme provides students with ample practice to become more fluent and confident when communicating in English in business contexts.  
 
PT
Start 06 OCT 2018 (SAT)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,500
This 60-hour course is designed to address the language needs of executives/ professionals engaging in sales, advertising, marketing and their related fields.  It aims to equip learners with the level of English competence and communication effectiveness demanded in their workplace. 

The course helps students master English skills, both spoken and written. Particular emphasis is given to developing marketing language such as interpreting data from a variety of business sources, participating in effective discussions, negotiations and meetings, and writing concise sales correspondence, marketing plan and other promotion materials.
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Start 12 OCT 2018 (FRI)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,300
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 
PT
Start 13 OCT 2018 (SAT)
Duration 24 hours
Fee HK$5,800
The programme provides students with practice in upper intermediate English usage and skills-building through student-centred and graded learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic and authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are expected to speak and write at an upper intermediate level and be fluent and confident when communicating in English.
PT
Start 14 OCT 2018 (SUN)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,700
The programme aims to equip students with lower advanced level English linguistic knowledge and skills through extensive language practice and student-centred learning activities such as small group discussion, speaking, writing, reading and listening to a wide variety of semi-authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are expected to communicate in English with more confidence.
PT
Start 15 OCT 2018 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,900
The programme aims to equip students with advanced English linguistic knowledge and skills through language practice in student-centred learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic and authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students are expected to communicate proficiently in English.
PT
Start 15 OCT 2018 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$8,000
In this course, we will read the works of three of the most important dramatists in American literature.Each session will concentrate on one play.
Session 1: Eugene O’Neill: Morning becomes Electra (excerpts)
Session 2: Arthur Miller: The Crucible
Session 3: Tennessee Williams: Night of the Iguana
PT
Start 15 OCT 2018 (MON)
Duration 9 hours
Fee HK$1,800