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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In this short weekend seminar, participants will learn more about the language and culture of these countries through their food and drink. They will see the connections between food and drink and the nations’ people, traditions and geography. They will also learn some interesting facts about the cuisine and some basic expressions needed for eating out in a restaurant. Small samples of Spanish typical “paella”, “sangria”, “wine” and “tapas” will be served and tasted together, in a nice atmosphere with Spanish folklore music and great ambiance provided by our native speaker teacher.
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Start 14 NOV 2020 (SAT)
Duration 1 day
Fee HK$850
In this short weekend seminar participants will learn more about the language and culture of this country through its food and drink. They will see the connections between food and drink and the nation's people, traditions and geography. They will also learn some interesting facts about the cuisine as well as learning some basic expressions needed for eating out in a restaurant.
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Start 07 NOV 2020 (SAT)
Duration 1 day
Fee HK$850
This course is for complete beginners.  It aims to be a simple introduction giving participants a taste for the French language.  There will be plenty of opportunities to listen and speak the language whilst learning the basics of French pronunciation grammar and vocabulary.  The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using the latest interactive methodology. Topics include greetings, numbers, countries, nationalities, languages, talking about one's job and simple question and answer forms.
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Start 10 OCT 2020 (SAT)
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 10 OCT 2020 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
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 10 OCT 2020 (SAT)
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 10 OCT 2020 (SAT)
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 09 OCT 2020 (FRI)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,150
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners of the Italian language. The course will offer students a first taste of Italian, focusing on oral communication, basic grammar and lexicon. The students will practice the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning a little about the culture of Italy and its habitants. The course is not exam-based.
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Start 08 OCT 2020 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,500
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 07 OCT 2020 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
This course is suitable for anyone who would like to have a short introduction to the language and culture of Greece; whether they intend to use the language on a trip to Greece or are simply interested in learning more about this fascinating country and its heritage. It includes a balance of language of practice and information about the Greek culture. The course will be taught in an interactive fashion for efficient language practice, supplemented with images and authentic texts from Greece today.
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Start 07 OCT 2020 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550