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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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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.
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Start 19 JUL 2018 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3000
Modern Business Writing Skills is one of the two compulsory modules leading to the HKU SPACE Certificate in Business English award.  The module covers:
· effective written communication: Style, tone, image and impact;
· internal communication: Email, memos and minutes; and
· external communication: Job applications, enquiries, complaints and their replies.
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Start 10 MAR 2018 (SAT)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,400
International Business Communication Skills is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• discuss language complexities found in international business situations; and
• communicate effectively in different cultural settings in the workplace.
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Start 03 MAR 2018 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
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.
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Start 17 APR 2018 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,500
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 13 MAR 2018 (TUE)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,500
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 English at a foundation level and be more confident when communicating in English.
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Start 14 MAR 2018 (WED)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,100
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 2018 (THU)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,700
This programme provides students with ample practice to become more fluent and confident when communicating in English in business contexts.
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Start 15 MAR 2018 (THU)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,500
Vocabulary Enhancement 1 recognises that having a good vocabulary is essential for confident communication. Its main aim, therefore, is to boost your confidence, particularly in the skills of speaking and listening, by helping you to remember vocabulary and use it in context.
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Start 02 APR 2018 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,500

Vocabulary Enhancement 2 develops your language at a higher level than Vocabulary Enhancement 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 Vocabulary Enhancement 2 without doing Vocabulary Enhancement 1.

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Start 02 APR 2018 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,400