To speak and write natural English, the use of collocations plays an important part. A collocation refers to two or more words that often go together.
For example, we say 'fast food' instead of 'quick food' and 'quick shower' but not 'fast shower'. Mastering collocations will make your language more natural and more easily understood and thus have alternative and richer ways of expressing yourself.
This higher-level General English course explores meaning and usage by focusing on vocabulary, collocations and idioms in use. Students refine language skills by working on tailor-made materials designed to improve fluency in speaking and writing.
30 hours (10 meetings x 3 hours each; once per week)
Instructors of all our courses are drawn from our panel of qualified and experienced English language teachers. Some of them are native speakers; others are local teachers with native speaker competence.
Applicants should note:
- Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Unless any change is made to the advertised details, we will not issue joining instructions. If your application is accepted, you should go to the first session of the class at the time and place shown.
- No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.
Other courses under this series:
For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/interest/languages/english/general-english
Holders of the following gain direct entry:
- HKU SPACE Certificate in General English (Upper Intermediate); or
- HKU SPACE Certificate in General English (Advanced); or
- HKU SPACE Certificate in Business English; or
- HKU SPACE Diploma in Business English; or
- HKU SPACE Advanced Diploma in Business English; or
- Grade E in HKALE Use of English; or
- Grade C (Syllabus B) / Grade A (Syllabus A) / Level 4 in HKCEE English Language / Level 4 in HKDSE English Language ; or equivalent.
For result verification, copy(ies) of relevant course or examination result(s) must be attached to your applications.
Applicants who do not meet the above requirements or are unable to produce documentary proof(s) need to take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination.
- To be advised
Application Form Download Application FormEnrolment Method
By Post / In Person
Applicants are required to complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26. Either take or post the completed form, along with the appropriate course fee and supporting documents, to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS
Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.
2. Cheque or bank draft
Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:
- bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course fees in the form of a cheque, and supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
- or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.
NOTES TO APPLICANTS
- For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
- Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.
- In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
- Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
- Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
- For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.
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