Apart from being the leader in the provision of Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Korean language courses to adult learners in Hong Kong, HKU SPACE also offers short courses in other European and Asian languages such as Russian, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Latin, Arabic, Turkish and Thai.
In addition to courses open to the general public, we also have extensive experience in providing customized training courses in the above-mentioned languages, as well as languages of ethnic minorities such as Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali, Urdu, Indonesian and Vietnamese, for private and public organizations in Hong Kong. The services we provide in language training include analysing language learners’ proficiency levels and workplace needs, customising training materials to meet workplace demands, and offering advice to encourage language development both in and beyond the training classroom.
This course teaches basic Urdu to beginners for holiday or business travel. Participants will learn vocabulary and phrases that will help them communicate in situations such as meeting people, eating out, staying in a hotel and going shopping. They will also be introduced to the written Urdu but the emphasis will be on speaking and listening but not on grammar.
This 12-week course is designed for learners with no previous knowledge of Hindi and equips them with basic Hindi skills. Each session will include class input and interactive learning via various modes like role plays, simulations and presentations.
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 way, whilst at the same time learning a little about the culture of the Arabic-speaking world. The course is not exam-based.
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.
This course continues on from Beginners´ Arabic. 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 students will keep practising the language in an interactive class environment, and at the same time will learn about the culture of the Arabic-speaking world. There will be a relaxed and supportive learning environment.
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