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At HKU SPACE, we design and offer courses to meet your goals for General English, Business English and English for the Professions. These range from 30 hours to 90 hours and cover a broad spectrum of levels.

Reasons to improve your English at HKU SPACE:

  •  Polish your interpersonal and career skills
  •  Learn to communicate ideas more effectively
  •  Interact confidently with overseas and English speaking people
  •  Fine-tune your presentations and writing to project better impressions
  •  Stay up to date by learning about current English use
  •  Sharpen your competitive edge in today's global workplace
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If you are taking the IELTS test and want to maximise your potential and chances of success, this 45-hour course provides you with essential exam strategies and valuable practice in key language areas. The course offers you invaluable practice and teacher guidance when completing test assignments. Timely feedback is available from the tutor, who is a native speaker of English.
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Start 24 MAY 2017 (WED)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,000
This short course aims to enhance students’ understanding of and ability to use Plain English. Lessons focus on strategies for writing clearly and concisely, which include emphasising active verbs, avoiding nominalisations and using lists where appropriate. Students will also be guided on how to plan and produce reader-friendly documents. The teacher will make use of authentic samples to critique writing impact and effectiveness in selected contexts.
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Start 08 AUG 2017 (TUE)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1,800
The Victorian era was a time of extreme social and cultural change, represented by huge discrepancies between rich and poor and dramatic differences in the status of men and women. Art and literature reflected these current preoccupations: critical themes range from social advancement, mobility, realism and discussion of social problems, gender roles, aestheticism, art for art’s sake, to Gothic horror. Taking an interactive approach, this course uses a variety of media - paintings, movies and documentaries - to focus on relevant cultural and socio-historical topics while relating these to representative literary texts.
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Start 20 AUG 2017 (SUN)
Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800
The course provides a practical introduction to important theories and techniques of literary criticism.  Following the previous course* format and using a selection of short texts as examples, it covers the fundamental theories of literary criticism and demonstrates how these ‘tools’ can be applied to provide useful insights into a range of genres.  The course will enable those with an interest in literature to approach and analyse different texts systematically and with confidence, using correct terminology and a sound theoretical approach.
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Start 23 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
Professional Business English through Case Studies is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• develop skills in critical reading and interpreting data in business case study readings;
• discuss solutions and suggest decisions in business situations; and
• write persuasively to convince business clients regarding complex problems and possible solutions in a business scenario.
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Start 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme.
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Start 09 SEP 2017 (SAT)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$4,400
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme.
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Start 08 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$4,400
International Business Communication Skills is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• discuss language complexities found in international business situations; and
• communicate effectively in different cultural settings in the workplace.
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Start 08 SEP 2017 (FRI)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
Professional Written Communication Skills is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in written English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• identify elements of good written communication demanded in different workplaces or industries;
• make use of good rhetoric, genre, design and visual presentation in a variety of professional writing situations; and
• apply principles of editing, revising and reflecting on one’s writings.
 
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Start 07 SEP 2017 (THU)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
Report Writing and Presentation Skills is one of the modules* leading to the SPACE Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business English Award. The module helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in English in various business contexts, by enabling them to:
• organise information and write effective business reports in English; and
• present ideas convincingly to a professional audience in a formal oral presentation.
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Start 06 SEP 2017 (WED)
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
This 45-hour course is designed to motivate and help elementary or pre-intermediate learners develop their speaking and listening skills they need for travelling, studying, at work or just chatting with their English –speaking friends.
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3400