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Social Sciences Education

Teaching and Learning English as a Second Language in Hong Kong

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
13 Nov 2024 (Wed)
5 weeks
Course Fee
Deadline on 05 Nov 2024 (Tue)
2508 8867
2571 0630
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This course is designed for teachers and learners who want to acquire and enhance their knowledge and skills in teaching and learning ESL/EFL in the local context of Hong Kong. The participants will learn how to identify learners’ goals, needs, and their individual cognitive and affective learning problems. The course will discuss effective ways to help students of different age groups and language competences to acquire listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. It will introduce Second Language Acquisition theories, pedagogical approaches, instructional designs and classroom strategies for teaching and learning ESL/EFL through task-based learning, communicative teaching and content-language integrated approaches.

Programme Details

Course Outline
  1. The problems of teaching and learning English as a second language in Hong Kong.
  2. Brief review of the major theories of second language acquisition.
  3. How to teach grammar and vocabulary to ESL students?
  4. How does the teaching of Functional Grammar benefit ESL learners?
  5. What are the effective instructional designs and classroom strategies for teaching and learning English as a second language?
  6. How do task-based language learning and communicative language teaching help ESL students to perform?
  7. How does the teaching and learning of “genre” help ESL students learn to write more effectively?
  8. How to develop an effective “portfolio assessment framework” for ESL students?
  9. The new perspectives of teaching and learning English as a second language.
Class Details
Teaching and Learning English as a Second Language in Hong Kong Apply Online Now
Application Code 2255-1147NW
Start Date 13 Nov 2024 (Wed)
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Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 5 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting
  • Hong Kong Island Learning Centre

Teacher Information

Dr Justin Kwan, BA (Hons) HK; MBA AIOU Macau; BEd, MEd, MAppLing (TESOL), PhD Macquarie


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$2450


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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.