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Professional and Business English (PBE)

English for Global Opportunities

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 Professional and Business English (PBE) programmes should help you finetune your skills and communicate with more confidence in English at a higher level in the workplace. 

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Certificate in Business English Usage  
https://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/cert-in-business-english-usage

Certificate in Advanced Business English  
https://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/cert-in-adv-business-english

Diploma in Professional Communication (Financial Services)  
https://www.hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/dip-in-prof-communication-financial-services

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The Certificate in Advanced Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. The programme is designed to enable students to become more fluent and articulate when communicating in English, so as to produce well-written texts that characterise professionalism and effectiveness in modern business communication, and demonstrate competent oral communication skills in various business contexts.
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Start 07 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$9,900 for 2 modules, 45 hours each
The programme provides students with practice in fundamental 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 English texts. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students are expected to speak and write at a foundation level and be more confident when communicating in English. 
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Start 13 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
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Start 13 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$8,200
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Start 14 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$7,200
The programme provides students with practice in 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 language texts. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students are expected to speak and write at an intermediate level and be fluent and confident when communicating in English.
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Start 14 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 30 weeks
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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 15 MAR 2023 (WED)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$7,000
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 20 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,700
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