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Business English

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 02 OCT 2018 (TUE)
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.
PT
Start 06 SEP 2018 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,400
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.  
PT
Start 30 JUN 2018 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
Effective Writing Skills 2 develops your language at a higher level than Effective Writing Skills 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 Effective Writing Skills 2 without doing Effective Writing Skills 1.
PT
Start 12 NOV 2018 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,500
This programme is designed for students who seek to advance knowledge of the English language system and develop higher language awareness and communication skills. Apart from face-to-face learning in the classroom, students participate in self-directed and experiential learning outside the classroom, i.e., e-learning and English Immersion Activities.
PT
Start 02 OCT 2018 (TUE)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$13,500
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
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 14 OCT 2018 (SUN)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,900
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 15 OCT 2018 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,700
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
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.
PT
Start 22 OCT 2018 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,100