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Legal & Business English for Law Students and Practitioners

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Start Date
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45 hours
Course Fee
HK$9000 per programme
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 A good command of English is key for a successful career in the legal industry in Hong Kong. This course provides tailor-made training for law students and practitioners to significantly improve their legal and business writing and communication skills in English.  With 45-hour intensive training on legal and business communication, presentation, debating and writing, participants will attain a higher level of English proficiency at work.


A minimum standard of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test must be achieved as a requirement for admission to the PCLL. At present, the prescribed minimum IELTS overall band score is 7. This is a requirement of the Hong Kong Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training.

Programme Details

This is an excellent preparation course for students who are seeking to achieve the IELTS overall band score of 7, as a requirement for admission to the PCLL.

Additionally, we provide law students and junior practitioners, through IELTS test skills practice, with a higher level of proficiency and command of English which is vital for legal professionals.

Students will:

  • gain a thorough knowledge of the structure and requirements of the IELTS test
  • master different approaches and strategies that are needed to succeed in IELTS.
  • obtain timed practice in attempting every section of the test
  • practise speed reading strategies to cope with reading texts and questions
  • learn how to avoid common mistakes when answering test questions
  • review and practise key grammar and vocabulary for writing tasks
  • prepare students for the listening and speaking components of the IELTS.
  • get a clear idea of strengths and weaknesses in four skills to help plan a better study approach

IELTS for Law students and legal executives


Application Code 2170-1633NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 23 Feb 2024 (Fri)
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Days / Time
  • Friday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 15 meetings, 3 hours per meeting


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9000 per programme

Entry Requirements

This is an open-entry course on a first-come-first-served basis which is suitable for all students at all educational levels.


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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.


  • 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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