Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 1 and Part 2) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: European courses
Class arrangement during COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation may still be fluid and constantly affect class arrangements in the coming months. The health and safety of our students will always be our top priority. To ensure that students’ academic progress is not affected, the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary in the event that face to-face classes cannot be held. Our respective Programme Teams will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements as necessary.

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Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 1 and Part 2)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
March 2021
20 weeks
French supplemented with a little English where necessary for explanation.
How to Apply
Deadline on 16 Sep 2020 (Wed)
Certificate in French (Introductory) is available in one 120-hour programme or two 60-hour programmes (Part 1 and Part 2).
Please refer to 'Introductory French (Part 1)' and "Introductory French (Part 2)' for course schedule information.

The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests.

Notes on Class Arrangements under the COVID-19 Outbreak

Given the COVID-19 situation might still be fluid, please note that the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary. Our respective Programme Teams will contact students concerned with details of such arrangement before the class starts or during the classes as necessary.


  • The Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 1) course gives students a chance to see if they like French before committing themselves to further study.
  • The Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 2) course follows on from the Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 1) course. Students who pass this course receive the HKU SPACE Certificate in French (Introductory).
  • Together they last 120 hours and have the same content as the year-long Certificate in French (Introductory) course that lasts 120 hours.
  • Students who complete a Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 2) course can join a 120-hour Certificate in French (Intermediate) course.
  • For 60-hour award-bearing French courses, student must complete both the Part 1 course and Part 2 course to qualify for the CEF reimbursement.
  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.
  • Swapping between parallel groups (if any) is not allowed under any circumstances.
  • No make-up classes will be offered for students’ absence.
  • Students will receive information prior to the course on where they can purchase the course books.
  • 20 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting

Applicants shall have:

  • no previous or little knowledge of the language, and
  • sufficient English proficiency to follow simple explanation in English.
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 1 & Part 2)
COURSE CODE 24C02366-1 FEES Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 1): $4,350; Certificate in French (Introductory) (Part 2): $4,350 ENQUIRY 2975-5681

Continuing Education Fund

The award-bearing French courses are registered with the Office of the Continuing Education Fund as the CEF reimbursable courses.

Full details about the CEF and the reimbursement procedures can be found on: www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/.


Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework*
*This course is CEF reimbursable before the establishment of the Qualifications Framework

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Enrolment Method

Please click here to apply Introductory French (Part 1) or click here to apply Introductory French (Part 2).

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. 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.
  2. 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 online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. 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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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 each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.