Certificate in Portuguese (Upper Intermediate) - HKU SPACE: European courses
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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 Portuguese (Upper Intermediate)

New Course
Course Code
EU025A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Autumn 2022
Duration
40 weeks
Language
Portuguese, suppl with minimal English
Course Fee
HK$10,100
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.

- Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
- Applicants are required to have reached the age of 18.
- No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.
- Course will be confirmed subject to sufficient enrolment.
- Swapping between parallel groups (if any) is not allowed under any circumstances.
- No make-up classes will be offered for students’ absence.
- Non-local applicants are required to show original copies of their permits and/or visas while application.

The programme aims to: 

  • Improve students’ spoken fluency while expressing opinions and plans on a range of topics: e.g. free time activities, sport, culture, art, food and drink, holidays, etc.
  • Consolidate and deepen students’ grammatical accuracy while speaking and writing.  
  • Enable students to write a variety of simple texts on topics of personal interest.
  • Build students’ confidence while listening so that they can demonstrate an understanding of and respond to challenging situations on the phone and in daily conversation.
  • Increase students’ knowledge of the Portuguese culture so that they can compare it with their own and deal more easily with everyday situations while in Portugal or Portuguese-speaking countries.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to: 

  1. in speaking, to describe experiences and events, express opinion, future plans and deal with most situations when travelling.
  2. in writing, to produce simple texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  3. in listening, to demonstrate an understanding of the main ideas when discussing familiar matters and making phone calls.
  4. in reading, to extract key ideas from texts on everyday topics.
Syllabus

The following topics will be covered:

  • Meeting people
  • Time
  • Cities
  • Free time
  • Change
  • Holidays
  • When things go wrong
  • Relationships
  • Culture 

Based on these topics, listening, speakingreading and writing skills will be practised. 

Assessment

Course participants' progress is measured through a number of assessment components including:

  • Mid-course Progress Test
  • Oral Performance (continuous assessment)
  • Final Test
  • Final Oral Test
Award

Students who successfully pass* the programme are eligible for the "Certificate in Portuguese (Upper Intermediate)" awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

 *Passing the programme means students have to meet the following:

  • Overall passing mark: 50%, and
  • Attendance Requirement: 70% of the total contact hours.
Duration
  • - 120 hours
    - 40 meetings
    - 3 hours per meeting

Applicants shall have:

(a)  i) obtained the Certificate in Portuguese (Intermediate), awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; or
        ii) studied approximately 230-250 hours of Portuguese at a different institution;

and
(b)       sufficient English proficiency to follow simple explanations in English.

Other applicants may be interviewed if necessary to confirm their suitability for the programme, e.g. if they have studied a similar number of hours elsewhere or have alternative experience learning the language, such as a study visit to the country.  

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$10,100

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay 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 specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required 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.
3. VISA/Mastercard

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.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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 transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, 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. 
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