Conversation for Business - HKU SPACE: English courses
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Conversation for Business

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
10 weeks
Course Fee

This 30-hour course helps business people who need to speak English for their work.  The course is different from traditional spoken English language courses.  Students will be asked to perform speaking tasks in English without preliminary controlled practice activities.  In this way, the communicative needs of the individual students determine the content of the course.

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Goals and priorities will be established by students’ language learning needs in an analysis at the start of the course. The course is 100% student-centred as it is the students who, with the help of the teacher, direct the selection of activities.  Students then prepare, perform, receive feedback and review for long-term development of their business communication skills.

Throughout the course, learners will be actively engaged in activities including:

  • One-to-one
  • Pair Work
  • Group Work

Valuable language reference will be given to assist learners in their task realisation. On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • meet their workplace oral English demand with more confidence
  • practise social English and telephoning using suitable language and adopting the right degree of formality
  • speak with a wider range of vocabulary and expressions with appropriacy
  • rephrase as and when required in order to express themselves with conciseness clarity and precision

Teaching Schedule

Application Code 1685-1323NW -
Start Date 21 May 2019 (Tue)
Time 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue Hong Kong side

  • Contact hours: 30 (10 meetings x 3 hours each; once per week)

Applicants should have a secondary school level of English language proficiency.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$3,000

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

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.
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.

Notes to applicants
  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 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.
  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 team for details.
  4. 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.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. 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 normally be issued at the end of a course.
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