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 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 17 APR 2021 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
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 15 APR 2021 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,500
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 14 APR 2021 (WED)
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 APR 2021 (SAT)
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 13 JAN 2021 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
This course continues on from Beginners' Portuguese 3, so is designed for beginners who already possess a basic knowledge of Portuguese (written and spoken) and want to continue their learning. Students will complete 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 12 JAN 2021 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,850
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 11 JAN 2021 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550
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 09 JAN 2021 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,250
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 JAN 2021 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,850
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 JAN 2021 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,550