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The competition to get ahead at work today is intense. Improving your English skills may well be one of the best ways of gaining that promotion or securing that new job. Whatever your field of work, the HKU SPACE Business English courses should help you finetune your skills and communicate with more confidence in English at a higher level in the workplace. 

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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
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Start 11 JAN 2021 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
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.
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Start 12 JAN 2021 (TUE)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
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
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Start 14 JAN 2021 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme, comprising two 45-hour modules, which can be taken as standalone courses with no commitment to complete the entire programme.

Module 1:  Modern Business Writing Skills
Module 2:  Modern Business Oral Skills
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Start 04 MAR 2021 (THU)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$4,500
This programme develops competency in concise writing, and effective meeting and negotiation skills. Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts. Completion of ALL FOUR modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Advanced Diploma in Business English Award.
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Start 10 MAR 2021 (WED)
Duration 36 months
Fee HK$6,400
This programme develops competency in concise writing, and effective meeting and negotiation skills. Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts. Completion of the first TWO modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Diploma in Business English Award.
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Start 10 MAR 2021 (WED)
Duration 24 months
Fee HK$6,400
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.
 
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Start 16 MAR 2021 (TUE)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,600
This programme aims to provide vocational training for library assistants and those working in children's and / or school libraries. This English class shares a common examination with the Chinese class.

Contents of the programme:
Part 1  Library Services and Procedures
Part 2  General Library Principles and Practice
Part 3  Children’s and School Libraries
Part 4  Practical Lessons and Visits to Libraries

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Start 23 SEP 2021 (THU)
Duration 1 year
Effective Writing Skills 1 will develop your practical writing skills so that you write more clearly, more accurately and more effectively.
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
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.
 
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee To be advised