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English Non-stop

Course Code
GENG9050
Application Code
1555-1437NW
1555-1439NW
1555-1442NW... more Application Code
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
10 weeks to 40 weeks
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$3,400

English Non-stop is a new course for students who want to improve their present level of English through continuous study rather than by taking a fixed-length course. The course runs all year round with short breaks and enrolment is available at any time. Applicants can choose to sign up for 10, 20, 30 or 40 weeks’ study.

This is a General English course aimed at upper intermediate and advanced students*.  The non-stop format allows a more thorough coverage of grammar than that found on fixed-length courses, while continuous attention is given to enlarging vocabulary and improving pronunciation. There is extensive practice in the four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading, and individual needs and preferences are met by allowing students to undertake project work in the skills areas of their choice. For this, they receive detailed feedback.

Supplementary online materials for self-study are provided every week. You access these via SOUL, HKU SPACE’s online learning platform.

*  English Non-stop for elementary and lower intermediate students is planned for the near future.

For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit: https://hkuspace.hku.hk/interest/languages/english.

Features

Flexible length

You choose how many hours you want to study for. The minimum is 10 lessons (30 hours) and the maximum is 40 lessons (120 hours) in the same school year (November 2017 – October 2018). This allows you to organise your studies around your work or holiday schedule. If you need to travel or have a busy period at work, you can take a short break and re-join the course when you are ready.

Make-up lessons

When you enrol for English Non-stop, you pay for a number of lessons that you need to take within a fixed period of time. For example, if you enrol for 10 lessons, you have 15 weeks (from your first lesson) in which to take them. This means that if you miss a lesson, you can make it up the following week.

Comprehensive General English syllabus

English Non-stop is a General English course covering grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is intended for students at upper intermediate to advanced levels.

Choose the focus of your studies

Students’ needs are different: some want to focus on writing while others wish to improve oral skills. In English Non-stop, you have the freedom to do extra work (such as personal projects) in the skills area of your choice.

Flexible assessments reflecting personal needs

There is no fixed schedule of assessments in English Non-stop and no 'pass' or 'fail'. Instead, we recognize that every student has their own pace of study. You choose when to take assignments and the kind of assignments you take. This way, you do the assignments that are useful for you when you are ready to do them.

Learner Profile

When you have studied for at least 30 hours, you can request a personal Learner Profile. Your Learner Profile will be of value to employers, academic institutions and others who need a clear idea of your level of English.

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.

Non-stop Calendar

Days / Time
  • Friday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
Duration
  • 3 hours per meeting
Venue

This is a General English course aimed at upper intermediate and advanced students.  Existing students should have the SPACE Certificate in General English (Upper Intermediate) or Certificate in General English (Advanced) or Diploma in General English.

Applicants without a SPACE Certificate in General English can take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$3,400 (Plan A)
  • Course Fee : HK$6,100 (Plan B)
  • Course Fee : HK$7,200 (Plan C)
  • Course Fee : HK$8,500 (Plan D)

Application FormDownload Application Form
English Non-stop Application Form

Enrolment Method
By Post / In Person

1. Choose how many hours you want to study for (select a plan below) and decide your start date. The complete English Non-stop calendar for 2016-17 is available at here.

Plan

Programme Code

Application Code

Duration

Fee

D GENG9053 1555-1444NW 40 lessons  (120 hours) HK$8,500

C

GENG9052

1555-1442NW

30 lessons (90 hours)

HK$7,200

B

GENG9051

1555-1439NW

20 lessons (60 hours)

HK$6,100

A

GENG9050

1555-1437NW

10 lessons (30 hours)

HK$3,400

2. Complete an English Non-stop Application Form as well as an Application for Enrolment Form SF26 which can be downloaded below or obtained from HKU SPACE enrolment counters. Either take or post the completed forms, along with the appropriate course fee and supporting documents, to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Counters.

3. Joining instructions confirming your start date will be emailed to you within five working days. (The earliest start date will be the week following enrolment.)

4. All places are subject to availability.

Application Deadline

Please note the following final dates of enrolment for the year 2016-17.

Plan

With five make-up lessons

Without make-up lessons

D 3 Nov 2017* (40 + 5 make-up lessons) 1 Dec 2017 (40 lessons only)
C 19 Jan 2018 (30 + 5 make-up lessons) 6 Mar 2018 (30 lessons only)
B 20 Apr 2018 (20 + 5 make-up lessons) 25 May 2018 (20 lessons only)
A 30 Jun 2018 (10 + 5 make-up lessons) 17 Aug 2018 (10 lessons only)

*English Non-stop course start date

Applicants should note:

  • Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  • No refunds or transfers to a different plans/time slots will be approved
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 only normally be issued at the end of a course.
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