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 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 course is designed to cater for complete beginners of Arabic. The course will offer students a first taste of the language, with a focus on oral communication and basic grammar. The students will practise the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning a little about the culture of the Arabic-speaking world. The course is not exam based.
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Start 29 APR 2020 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
This course continues on from Beginners' Arabic 2, so is designed for beginners who already possess a basic knowledge of classic Arabic (written and spoken) and want to continue their learning. Students will continue to learn more aspects of Arab culture, the present tense with different verb patterns, dual form, infinitive verb forms, object pronouns, adverbs and nominal and verbal sentences, etc. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start 28 APR 2020 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,850
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 27 APR 2020 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,250
This course continues on from Beginners´ Portuguese. 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 Portuguese-speaking world (with continuous references to Brazil, Macao and other ex-Portuguese colonies). There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment and the course is not exam-based.
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Start 25 APR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
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 25 APR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
This course continues on from Beginners' Spanish 2, so is designed for beginners who already possess a basic knowledge of Spanish 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 25 APR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,500
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 22 APR 2020 (WED)
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 21 APR 2020 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,850