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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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Effective Writing Skills 2 develops your language at a higher level than Effective Writing Skills 1,, and builds on and enhances the skills learned there.  However, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you can gain direct entry into Effective Writing Skills 2 without doing Effective Writing Skills 1.

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Start 18 NOV 2019 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
The programme aims to equip students with the language skills in specific focused areas. Restricted but not limited to the particular skill set, the programme helps students become more fluent and confident when communicating in English.
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Start 18 NOV 2019 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,600

Effective Writing Skills 2 develops your language at a higher level than Effective Writing Skills 1,, and builds on and enhances the skills learned there.  However, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you can gain direct entry into Effective Writing Skills 2 without doing Effective Writing Skills 1.

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Start 18 NOV 2019 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
Speaking and Listening 1 is part of the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory). This course will help you develop effective speaking and listening skills. You will learn techniques that will enhance your fluency in speaking English and help you deal with problems encountered when listening to native speakers.
 

The course will help you to:

  • build up a range of modern idioms and spoken expressions
  • develop effective listening strategies using texts and authentic materials
  • gain confidence through discussion, role-play and debate
  • progress towards naturally spoken English
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Start 18 NOV 2019 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
Speaking and Listening 2 is at a higher level than Speaking and Listening 1, and builds on and enhances the skills learned there. However, as long as you meet the entry requirements, there is no need for you to do Speaking and Listening 1 first.
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Start 19 NOV 2019 (TUE)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
Pronunciation and Fluency 1 is part of the Certificate in English Language Skills (Introductory). This very practical course will give you lively realistic discussion and conversation practice.
 

Pronunciation and Fluency 1 will help you:

  • improve your English pronunciation
  • become a more fluent and confident speaker of English in different situations
  • increase your range of useful English vocabulary
  • introduce you to different native speaker accents
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Start 21 NOV 2019 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
Active Grammar 1 is a practical course that recognises the role of grammar in language and communication. It will use real examples of grammar in use in typical, everyday situations, to help you:
  •   recognise and correct common grammatical errors
  •   work out and apply grammar rules for yourself
  •   communicate correctly in both spoken and written English
  •   use a greater variety of structures with confidence

To benefit from the course, you should be prepared to participate fully in all exercise and activities.

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Start 04 DEC 2019 (WED)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
This programme is designed for students who seek to advance knowledge of the English language system and develop higher language awareness and communication skills. Apart from face-to-face learning in the classroom, students participate in self-directed and experiential learning outside the classroom, i.e., e-learning and English Immersion Activities.
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Start 07 JAN 2020 (TUE)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$13,500
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, comprising two 45-hour modules, which can be taken as standalone courses with no commitment to complete the entire programme.

Module 1:  Modern Business Writing Skills
Module 2:  Modern Business Oral Skills
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Start 04 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$4,500
This programme develops competency in concise writing, and effective meeting and negotiation skills. Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts. Completion of ALL FOUR modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Advanced Diploma in Business English Award.
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Start 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 36 months
Fee HK$6,400
The Programme aims to help students become more accurate and fluent when communicating in English in the workplace.  Its goal is to equip students with essential business grammar and vocabulary so that they are confident when communicating with native and non-native speakers of English in their workplace.
 
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Start 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,600