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
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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.
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Start 12 JAN 2019 (SAT)
Duration 24 hours
Fee HK$5,800
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 05 JAN 2019 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
This short course is designed for advanced English speakers who wish to improve their professional image by modifying their accent to sound more like a native British English speaker. Students will typically be employed or possess an interest in journalism, public relations, marketing, media and communications and live (simultaneous) translation, but motivated applicants in other fields will be considered. The determined student should finish with an understanding of his/her pronunciation ‘issues’ and of how to modify his/her accent over time, after the course has finished.
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Start 06 JAN 2019 (SUN)
Duration 4 weeks
Fee HK$1,500
This 45-hour course is designed to motivate and help elementary or pre-intermediate learners develop their speaking and listening skills they need for travelling, studying, at work or just chatting with their English –speaking friends.
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Start 09 JAN 2019 (WED)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,400

This course is specifically designed for ESL/EFL/EAL teachers and learners to improve their skills in crafting written texts effectively for academic, business and research purposes. It will use product-focused, process-oriented and genre-based approaches to help participants produce quality texts that can conform to academic and workplace requirements, genre conventions, rhetorical structures and discoursal features. The writing instructor will help students conduct rhetorical analysis of model texts in educational, vocational and research literature and scaffold them to write collaboratively and independently.  Constructive feedback and practical suggestions will be provided to individual writing products on content, structure and language

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Start 09 JAN 2019 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$2750

Grammar is the backbone of English and without it, the meanings and functions of the language are completely lost. This course introduces to ESL/EFL/EAL teachers, students and professionals the comprehensive knowledge of English syntactic structures in terms of Functional and Prescriptive Grammar. Applying syntactic rules correctly can facilitate both spoken and written communications, efficient negotiation of complex meanings, and effective analysis of English rhetoric for academic and vocational purposes. The emphasis is on using grammar not just as a set of rules but also as the functions of communication in terms of field, tenor and mode

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Start 10 JAN 2019 (THU)
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$2350
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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Start 11 JAN 2019 (FRI)
Duration 1 day
Shape your future with great achievements in the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. Face the HKDSE English Language challenges with extra practice, timed “mock” tests and targeted strategies for exam success.

Note:
Students under the age of 18 at the time of admission to the School have to submit the signed parent/guardian consent form (either English or Chinese version) to the School upon submitting their application and/or before the Programme / Course commences.
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Start 12 JAN 2019 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,200
If you are taking the IELTS test and want to maximise your potential and chances of success, this 45-hour course provides you with essential exam strategies and valuable practice in key language areas. The course offers you invaluable practice and teacher guidance when completing test assignments. Timely feedback is available from the tutor, who is a native speaker of English.
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Start 12 JAN 2019 (SAT)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,100
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.
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Start 12 JAN 2019 (SAT)
Duration 24 hours
Fee HK$5,800
This course shows you how to build positive connections with your customers and clients that result in positive outcomes. Whatever function you work in (Sales, Customer Services or any other customer-facing role in a business, and whether face-to-face or over the phone – you need to ensure genuine communication which promotes trust and engagement.
 
This course will increase your ability to:
  • Genuinely connect with customer needs
  • Authentically communicate with your customers  with your priorities in mind to attain your objectives
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Start 13 JAN 2019 (SUN)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2,000