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Languages European

Why French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian/ Portuguese/ Latin/ Arabic/ Polish/ Swedish/ Russian@HKUSPACE

European

Welcome to our European Language website.

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

Our award-bearing courses, which last 120 hours each, are mostly CEF-certified, with well-developed curricula and assessment systems which cover various aspects of the European languages including reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary. 

Besides, we 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!

European Programmes

Programmes Type

Programme Type

Microcredential

Start Date

Class Schedule

Financial Assistance

Venue

Hong Kong Island

Kowloon

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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. It is equivalent to A1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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Start To be advised
Duration 120 hours
Fee HK$9,150
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 17 APR 2024 (WED)
Duration 120 hours
Fee HK$9,150
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Spanish (Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 230-250 hours. It continues to build upon the language already acquired, adding grammar and practising it in simple discussions, role-plays and group work, so that students can talk with confidence about the past, present and future. By the end of this programme, students should be able to express simple opinions and feelings in the language. They should also be able to read information from simple ads and to write texts on familiar topics using a range of verb tenses. It is equivalent to B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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Start 18 APR 2024 (THU)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in German (Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 230-250 hours. It continues to build upon the language already acquired, adding grammar and practising it in simple discussions, role-plays and group work, so that students can talk with confidence about the past, present and future. By the end of this programme, students should be able to express simple opinions and feelings in the language. They should also be able to read information from simple ads and to write texts on familiar topics using a range of verb tenses. The programme is equivalent to B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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Start 21 APR 2024 (SUN)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100

The programme aims to introduce students to the basic elements of Arab culture and role of Islam in Middle East countries and enable students to grasp the very basics of the Arabic language including greetings and self-introduction, yet excluding the writing system. Besides, some core values and ethical concepts of Islam will be clarified, and students can raise their awareness of cultural differences between America/ western countries and Middle East countries in communication patterns.

Students are provided with brief geographical and historical background information of the Arab world, where the cultural varieties and regional differences are also touched upon. Through discussions and case studies, students will explore Islam, not only as a religion, but also as a way of life with reference to background information given at the beginning of the programme. Common misconception and stereotyping will also be highlighted with different perspectives considered. A site visit to the Kowloon Mosque will be organised to consolidate students’ learning.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. elaborate on at least 5 basic elements of Arab culture;
  2. greet and introduce themselves in simple Arabic;
  3. identify some core values as well as ethical concepts of Islam;
  4. analyse the cultural differences between America/ western countries and Middle East countries.
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Start 27 MAY 2024 (MON)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$4,350
This programme is geared towards entrepreneurs and employees in the business sector, with a specific focus on practical application of Islamic business etiquette. 
 

The programme aims to introduce students to the basic characteristics of the Islamic economic system and enable students to understand some work- or business-related concepts in Arabic. Besides, students will be familiarised with general Islamic business etiquette. Furthermore, students will also raise their awareness of cultural differences between China and Middle East countries through different case studies.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. elaborate on at least 5 characteristics of Islamic economic system;
  2. explain some Arabic work- or business-related concepts clearly;
  3. identify the dos and don’ts in business with Arab countries and apply them in their analysis or even business operation;
  4. analyse the cultural differences between China and Middle East countries.
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Start 30 MAY 2024 (THU)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$4,350
The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is a language placement test for non-native speakers of French. Anyone who would like to test their French language proficiency can take the international benchmark exam, after which candidates will receive a certificate issued by the French Ministry of Education, which is valid for 2 years.
 
Why should we take the TCF?
  • Compendious Assessment: The TCF evaluates your French languages skills in a comprehensive way with different language aspects included.
  • International accreditation: The TCF is administered by the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. It is designed and accredited according to international standards.
  • Pathway to Overseas Studies: The TCF is widely recognized by higher educational institutions, universities and government authorities. 
  • Professional Development: The results of the benchmark exam, which are also recognized in the professional sector, could be used to endorse your job applications or career development.
  • CEF Reimbursement: Under the scheme of CEF, both the fee of the certificate courses offered by HKU SPACE and the TCF exam fee are reimbursable.
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Start 08 JUN 2024 (SAT)
Duration 1.5 hours to 2 hours
Fee HK$1200
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Italian (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read and react to authentic texts, making comments in both the spoken and written forms. Students will also listen to songs and recordings of native speakers such as public announcements and detailed instructions.

By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about various topics in a more detailed and fluent way , write different types of texts regarding more abstract and cultural matters, summarise the main ideas when listening to clear speeches or reading a wide range of texts.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Italian (Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 230-250 hours. It continues to build upon the language already acquired, adding grammar and practising it in simple discussions, role-plays and group work, so that students can talk with confidence about the past, present and future. By the end of this programme, students should be able to express simple opinions and feelings in the language. They should also be able to read information from simple ads and to write texts on familiar topics using a range of verb tenses.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in German (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise their speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read and react to authentic texts, making comments in both the spoken and written forms. Students will also listen to songs and recordings of native speakers such as public announcements and detailed instructions. The programme is equivalent to B1+ level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about various topics in a more detailed and fluent way , write different types of texts regarding more abstract and cultural matters, summarise the main ideas when listening to clear speeches or reading a wide range of texts.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
The programme aims to enable students to
  • Listen to, recall and summarise the key information in authentic listening tasks.
  • Read authentic texts where they can identify and analyse different viewpoints.    
  • Speak appropriately in a range of situations and discuss more abstract concepts.
  • Write clearly to convey their meaning in authentic situations and elaborate on their opinions.  
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100