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Welcome to our European Language website.

Our main languages are Spanish, French, German and Italian, but we do also offer courses in other languages such as Arabic, Greek, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.

Our award bearing courses last either 60 or 120 hours and they are mostly award bearing courses, CEF certified, with final examinations, both written,  oral and listening.

Besides, we also have shorter courses of just 30 hours, more casual and non-exam based, such as courses for travellers or for beginners, courses in the mornings or during the weekends.

Finally, you can´t miss out on our fun workshops, such as Italian Fashion, Food and Drink, Cooking courses and our several cultural gatherings during the year for each of our main languages!

Our teachers are passionate and committed to the language learning and will guide you through your journey at HKU SPACE!

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This course is for complete beginners. It aims to be a simple introduction giving participants a taste for the Spanish language. There will be plenty of opportunities to listen and speak the language whilst learning the basics of Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practise is small groups using the latest interactive methodology. Topics include greetings, numbers, countries, nationalities, languages, talking about one's job, describing another person, asking and answering questions.
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Start 10 JUL 2018 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests.
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Start 04 SEP 2018 (TUE)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$8,100
This is an opportunity for advanced users of French to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The course will be taught using a book and supplemented with authentic materials where appropriate, such as magazine and newspaper articles, film, TV and literature. The main focus will be on oral communication with practice in small groups. The course will be taught in French.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This course is an opportunity for advanced users of Italian language to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a communicative class through discussion topics, contemporary texts and the media. The course is taught in Italian.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This course continues on from Beginners' Portuguese 3, so is designed for beginners who already possess a basic knowledge of Portuguese (written and spoken) and want to continue their learning. Students will complete an A1.2 level from the CEFR practicing the four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. They will learn to use the structures for the future, the present continuous, to make plans, suggestions, etc. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,700
This course continues on from Beginners´ Latin & will be based principally on material from chapter 12 onwards in the textbook Latin via Ovid. The emphasis will be on developing a basic reading ability but with some oral work in addition. The course will also deal with cultural aspects of the ancient Roman world and of the continuing use of Latin in later centuries. PowerPoint presentations to be used are available at http://linguae.weebly.com/latin--greek.html by scrolling down to the heading `Teaching Aids for Latin via Ovid' . There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.’
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
This course continues on from Beginners' Greek. It uses the latest communicative methodology, giving participants plenty of opportunities to listen and speak the language whilst improving grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation at the same time. Topics include directions around town, transport, talking about food, time, daily routines and family. The students will keep practising the language in an interactive class environment, and at the same time will learn about the culture of the Greek-speaking world. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,450
This course is catered for advanced-level students of Italian who have already completed all the HKU SPACE Italian Certificate courses or equivalent elsewhere (480 hours). Students wish to keep practising the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning more about the culture of the Italian-speaking world. They will be given opportunities to engage with authentic texts from magazines, newspapers, songs, TV, films etc. through discussion & group work. They will, as a result, improve oral communication skills & range of vocabulary. There will be a relaxed & supportive learning environment. The course is not exam-based.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$4,980
This course is designed for students who have completed Beginners’ Spanish. There will be plenty of opportunities to listen and practice speaking the language whilst learning basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Topics include describing friends and family, everyday language around town, colours and personal characteristics. Participants will also learn a little about the culture of the Spanish- speaking world. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practise in small groups using the latest interactive methodology.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
This course continues on from Beginners´ Latin 2 and will be based principally on material from chapters to 21 to 30 in the textbook Latin via Ovid , including coverage of the main uses of the subjunctive. The emphasis will be on developing a basic reading ability but with some oral work in addition. The course will also deal with cultural aspects of the ancient Roman world and of the continuing use of Latin in later centuries.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,600