European Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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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 is a course for people who have never studied Russian. The focus is on speaking and the atmosphere is relaxed. Participants will be given a first taste of the language and they learn some essential words and phrases to greet people, ask about nationality, count and order food and drink. They will also begin to learn the Russian alphabet. The course is not exam-based.
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Start 03 FEB 2020 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
This course is designed to cater for advanced-level students of French who have already completed the HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate in French or the equivalent elsewhere and who wish to approach the language at in advanced and practical way. These students wish to keep practicing the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning more about the culture of the French-speaking world.
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Start 07 MAR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$5,150
This course is for complete beginners who want to learn the basic of German fast in a fun way. It’s also a good way to get a taste of the language before committing to a longer course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, rather than on grammar. Participants will see how a little language can go a long, long way. Some of the topics include introductions, numbers, telling the time, asking for the way, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel room and dealing with communication problems. The language of instruction will be German with a little English where necessary.
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Start 01 APR 2020 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
This course is for complete beginners who want to learn the language basics fast in a fun way. It’s also a good way to get a taste of the language before committing to a longer course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, rather than on grammar. Participants will see how a little language can go a long, long way. Some of the topics include introductions, numbers, telling the time, asking for the way, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel room & dealing with communication problems. There will be a relaxed & supportive learning environment. The course will not be exam-based.
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Start 03 APR 2020 (FRI)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners of Polish. The course will offer students a first taste of the language, with a focus on oral communication and basic grammar. The students will practice the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning a little about the culture of Poland and its habitants. The course is not exam-based.
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Start 06 APR 2020 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
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 08 APR 2020 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
This course continues on from Beginners´Portuguese 2, so is designed for beginners who already possess a basic knowledge of Portuguese and want to continue their learning. Students will move into 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 09 APR 2020 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,850
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners who have an interest in the Latin language. 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 Latin-speaking world, their traditions and way of living. PowerPoint presentations to be used in the course are available at http://linguae.weebly.com/latin--greek.html by scrolling down to the heading `Teaching Aids for Latin via Ovid' . The course is not exam-based.
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Start 14 APR 2020 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
This is designed for complete beginners who would like to get a taste of the Italian language quickly before a trip abroad or before committing to a longer course. It is a lively course with a focus on active speaking and listening. Participants will soon see how a little language can go a long way in situations abroad. Topics include: greetings, numbers, telling the time, asking the way, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel room and dealing with common communication problems. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using up to date interactive methodology.
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Start 18 APR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
This course continues on from Beginners' French.  It uses the latest communicative methodology, giving participants plenty of opportunity 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 language of instruction will be French with some English where appropriate for explanation. 
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Start 20 APR 2020 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,250