Diploma in General English
- Study mode
- Start Date
- 14 Mar 2019 (Thu)
- Next intake(s)
- November 2019
- 30 weeks
- Course Fee
The following non-local / non-permanent Hong Kong residents are eligible to study part-time English Language courses at HKU SPACE without making visa arrangements (they do not need prior approval before taking up part-time study courses:
1. those who study in Hong Kong and holding a student visa under HKU SPACE;
2. those who live in Hong Kong on one-way permits (單程證);
3. those admitted to Hong Kong as dependents;
4. those issued with a valid working/employment visa;
5. those who stay in Hong Kong under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme; and
6. those issued with an Immigration Arrangement for Non-local Graduates (IANG)
It is the responsibility of individual applicants to ensure that their visas are valid and to make appropriate visa arrangements. Upon course enrolment, non-local applicants are required to show original copies of their permits and/or visas.
The programme aims to equip students with advanced English linguistic knowledge and skills through language practice in student-centred learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic and authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students are expected to communicate proficiently in English.
The SPACE General English consists of multi-tier general English courses covering all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. There are 7 tiers with each of the tiers becoming progressively more difficult:
Certificate in General English (Foundation) (Intake: March 2019)
Certificate in General English (Introductory) (Intake: March 2019) or
Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory) (Intake: April 2019)
Certificate in General English (Intermediate) (Intake: March 2019) or
Certificate in English Language Skills (Intermediate) (Intake: April 2019)
Certificate in General English (Upper Intermediate) (Intake: March 2019)
Certificate in General English (Advanced) (Intake: March 2019)
Diploma in General English (Intake: March 2019)
Advanced Diploma in General English (Intake: September 2019)
All the above courses have their own entry requirements. Applicants who do not meet the stated entry requirements have to take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination to determine the most appropriate level they should enter.
A non-refundable fee of $210 is required for taking this test. Applicants for the test should fill out the special application form for the SPACE General English Entrance Examination to take the exam on a date that suits them. We will send out letters offering places after the exam sessions in good time to allow applicants ample time for course enrolment. Applicants who take an early exam will have a better chance of getting a place at a centre and time of their choice. Applicants who take a later exam will have a limited choice of classes.
There is no guarantee that everyone who takes the SPACE General English Entrance Examination will be offered a place in any of the tiers of the SPACE English Course. Candidates whose performance indicates that they are below the tier of the Certificate in General English (Foundation) may be advised to take the Essential English course before continuing with other language development courses at HKU SPACE.
For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/interest/languages/english.
90 hours (30 meetings x 3 hours each; once per week)
|Application Code||Commencement||Day / Time||Venue|
14 March 2019
The Diploma in General English programme comprises two GE modules, namely:
For each of the two modules, course participants have to:
- attend 90 hours' face-to-face lectures (30 lessons x 3 hours each); and
- spend a minimum of 12 hours (compulsory) on completing e-learning activities available on the SPACE Online Universal Learning (SOUL 2.0) e-learning platform.
*Module 1: General English (Lower Advanced) has the same syllabus and minimum entry requirements as the Certificate in General English (Advanced) programme.
Upon completion, students can continue with the Advanced General English course which is a 60-hour follow-on course for students who have passed the SPACE Diploma in General English and wish to continue practising and further consolidate their English language skills.
Instructors of the course 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.
Module 1: General English (Lower Advanced) (Equal to Certificate in General English (Advanced) )
Module 2: General English (Advanced) (Equal to Diploma in General English)
- The Diploma in General English programme comprises a total of 60 lessons (180 hours' face-to-face lectures and a minimum of 24 hours' e-learning activities).
Module 1: General English (Lower Advanced)
30 lessons: 90 hours' face-to-face lectures and a minimum of 12 hours' e-learning activities
Module 2: General English (Advanced)
30 lessons: 90 hours' face-to-face lectures and a minimum of 12 hours' e-learning activities
For direct entry to Module 2: General English (Advanced) leading to the Diploma in General English, applicants shall:
- hold a Certificate in General English (Advanced) with a Merit or higher, awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; or
- hold a Diploma in Business English awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; or
- hold a Certificate in Business English with a Merit or higher, awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; or
- have gained in the HKCEE Grade C (Syllabus B) or Grade A (Syllabus A) in English Language prior to 2007 or Level 4 in English Language from 2007 or in the HKALE Grade E in AS Use of English and completed an advanced level English course; or
- have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 4 in English Language and completed an advanced level English course.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements or are unable to produce documentary proof(s) need to take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination.
Applicants should note:
- Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Unless any change is made to the announced details, we do not usually issue joining instructions. Applicants with official receipts 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.
- Early Bird Rate : HK$7,800 (Module 2: General English (Advanced); Application received on or before 5 March 2019)
- Course Fee : HK$8,000 (Module 2: General English (Advanced); Application received on or after 6 March 2019)
- Early Bird Rate : HK$6,700 (Module 1: General English (Lower Advanced); Application received on or before 5 March 2019)
- Course Fee : HK$6,900 (Module 1: General English (Lower Advanced); Application received on or after 6 March 2019)
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Diploma in General English|
|COURSE CODE 24L05273-7||FEES $8,000 (regular) or $7,800 (for early enrolment)||ENQUIRY 3762-0804|
Continuing Education Fund
The Diploma in General English programme is registered with the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) as a CEF reimbursable course.
Eligible applicants can claim a refund of 80% of their fees, up to a maximum of $10,000.
To be eligible for CEF reimbursement, students must:
- register with The Office of the Continuing Education Fund before the start of the class;
- fulfil the 70% attendance requirement;
- pass the course successfully;
- pass a recognised English language benchmark test, that is, BULATS test at the required proficiency level.
For details, visit their address at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/.
|Continuing Education Fund
This programme has been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the programme.
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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