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Foundation Certificate in Business English Usage

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
05 Oct 2019 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Mar 2020
9 months
Course Fee
IMPORTANT NOTE to SPACE Business English Applicants:

(1) For admission details or placement test appointments, please contact Ms Jasmine Chiu (2975 5880) / Ms Christy Chung (2975 5695);
(2) Deadline for Early Bird Discount: Saturday 28 September 2019.

We thank you for your interest in SPACE Business English.

Business English Programme Team
April 2019

This programme provides students with ample practice to become more fluent and confident when communicating in English in business contexts.  

The objectives are to: 

  • equip students with essential business grammar and vocabulary;
  • learn through scenario-based practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing activities commonly found in business settings;
  • build confidence when speaking, writing and presenting in English; and
  • improve their business English language proficiency

After the 90-hour training, students can progress to the Certificate in Business English course under which they are able to have very focused and much needed training in two major language areas:

  • Modern Business Oral Skills
  • Modern Business Writing Skills

After the two 45-hour Certificate in Business English courses, students generally continue to learn English leading them to Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Business English award:

For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit:


Application Code
Day / Time



5 Oct 2019



2:30 - 5:30 pm
Room 509, Kowloon East Campus, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Teaching Staff

Instructors of the courses are drawn from our panel of qualified and experienced English language team.  Some of them are native speakers; others are local teachers with native speaker competence.

Notes to Applicants
  • Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  • Unless changes are made to the advertised details, we do not usually issue joining instructions. If your application has been accepted, you 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.


  • Contact hours: 90 (30 meetings x 3 hours)

Applicants shall:

  1. hold a Certificate in General English (Introductory) awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;
  2. have gained the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in English Language;
  3. have gained in the HKCEE Grade E (Syllabus B) or Grade C (Syllabus A) in English Language prior to 2007 or Level 2 in English Language from 2007.
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
  • Applicants may be required to take a written test in English.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements or are unable to produce documentary proof(s) need to take the SPACE Business English Entry Test.  There is a non-refundable charge of $200 for this 90-minute written test.  Based on the test results, applicants will be placed in a Business English programme most suited to their levels.

The test results will be released in good time to enable successful applicants to enrol for the module(s) of their choice.  The test schedules for this intake are:

Day/Time Application code Venue

19 July 2019 (Friday)

7:00 pm


Room 2208, Fortress Tower, North Point

*17 August 2019 (Saturday)

2:00 pm

For registration, please refer to Business English Day

Room 301, Admiralty Centre

*Enrol on the same day and enjoy Fee Waiver.
[Please pay the Business English Entry Test Fee in cheque (payable to "HKUSPACE"). The Fee ($200) will be refunded to those who enrol into a Business English course on the same day (17 August 2019).]

Application forms for the Business English Entry Test are available from:

  • any HKU SPACE enrolment centre
  • HKU SPACE website

Course Fee
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$6,400 (For enrolment received on/before 28 Sep 2019.)
  • Course Fee : HK$6,600 (Regular)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorLanguages

CEF Courses
Foundation Certificate in Business English Usage
COURSE CODE 24C03327-6 FEES $6,600 (regular) or $6,400 (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5880

Continuing Education Fund

The Foundation Certificate in Business English Usage programme is registered with the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) as a CEF reimbursable course.

Full details of the reimbursement requirements can be found on:

Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

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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.

4.  Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

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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