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 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 17 JUL 2020 (FRI)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,250
This course offers a fun  first approach to French education for teenagers during the summer holidays. Classes will focus on communication, with games, role-playing and a lot of interactive activities. Students will learn the basics of French language and culture from the beginning, with a surprise activity on the last day!
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Start 20 JUL 2020 (MON)
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$2,800
This course offers a fun first approach to Spanish language  for teenagers during the summer holidays. Classes will focus on communication, with games, role-playing and a lot of interactive activities. Students will learn the basics of Spanish language and culture from the beginning, with a surprise activity on the last day!
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Start 20 JUL 2020 (MON)
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$2,800
This is an opportunity for advanced users of Spanish 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 Spanish.
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Start 03 SEP 2020 (THU)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$5,150
This course is designed to cater for advanced-level students who have completed all the HKU SPACE German levels or equivalent elsewhere and who wish to keep practising the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning more about the culture of the German-speaking world. Students will engage with authentic texts from magazines, newspapers, songs, TV, films and so on through discussion and group work. They will, as a result, improve their oral communication skills and also their range of vocabulary. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start 05 SEP 2020 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$5,150
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 05 OCT 2020 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
This course is designed for complete beginners. The course will give students a first taste of the language, focusing on several skills (oral communication, listening and basic grammar). Students will practise the language in an interactive class and will learn a little about the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries.
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Start 05 OCT 2020 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
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 and dealing with communication problems. The language of instruction will be Spanish with a little English where necessary.
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Start 05 OCT 2020 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
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 06 OCT 2020 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,850
This course continues on from the previous series Intermediate' Portuguese 1. It is designed for students who already possess a basic knowledge of Portuguese (written and spoken) and want to continue their learning. Within an A.2. level from the CEFR practicing the four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. They will learn to use the verb tenses for the future, present perfect and imperfect. They will learn to describe events in the past, talk about the weather, give commands, etc. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start 06 OCT 2020 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,850