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This programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and solid preparation for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), thereby maximising their potential in achieving a higher band score for further studies or career advancement. This programme enables students to enhance their competence in the key language skills (including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar), develop essential test-taking strategies, undertake intensive practice, accumulate practical test-taking experience, and acquire comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the topics that are commonly assessed in both types of IELTS, namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.
 
Through systematic and innovative delivery of flexible learning (i.e. real-time online lectures, face-to-face classroom teaching and self-paced asynchronous e-learning) blended with flipped classroom pedagogy (pre-lecture learning), this programme provides students with greater accessibility to English language resources, ample test-based practice and student-centred learning experience.
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Start 14 SEP 2022 (WED)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$9,900
Essential English is suitable for students who have basic English language skills and who have not studied or practised English recently. It will help students improve grammatical accuracy, writing and vocabulary and increase their confidence in using English.
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Start 10 OCT 2022 (MON)
Duration 18 weeks
Fee HK$3,700
「行政人員證書(中日/日中翻譯)」課程,為具高日語水平的人士培養中日/日中翻譯技能。此課程的翻譯教材會集中於三個範疇:商業實用文、出版及電影。學員亦可從各方面學習翻譯的基礎知識及透過討論及學習不同的翻譯文本,有助提升學員的日語能力。
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開課日期 2022年10月25日 (星期二)
修業期 4個月
課程費用 HK$5700
Hong Kong is always in need of personnel skilled in both English and Chinese. Regardless of title or profession, individuals frequently find themselves tapped for translation tasks; competency in multiple languages is a solid foundation for continued studies in any discipline and is often a prerequisite for career advancement.

The School offers translation programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels which aim to nurture sensitivity to languages and help students understand the nature of translation work.

This programme provides systematic training in translation for those who have a degree in any discipline other than translation.
PT
Start 01 NOV 2022 (TUE)
Duration 6 months
Fee 1. Application fee is HK$150 (In person : by cash, VISA, MasterCard, EPS; By post : by cheque -payable to “HKU SPACE”)

2. Course fee: HK$20,200 to be paid on notification of acceptance.

*Fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.
本プログラムでは、日本語教育研究と教育実践において著名な教\授陣を日本からお迎えし、日本語教育の理論と実践、および日本文化を多文化のなかで捉えることのできる視点と深い理解とを兼ね備えた教師の育成を行います。これからは、教師の質がますます問われる時代になります。これから日本語教師を目指す皆樣、教育スキルをさらにブラッシュアップしたい皆樣、本プログラムで、日本語教育の將來を見据えた教師を目指してください。
 
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Start To be advised
Duration 1 year
This programme aims to equip students with the professional communication skills and English proficiency to excel in both general business contexts and specifically in the industry of financial services. It is designed to enhance students’ overall English proficiency through contextualised teaching and scenario-based materials. This programme also lays a solid foundation for graduates to proceed to an advanced diploma in professional communication, business management or similar subjects, thereby providing the means to articulate and achieve higher qualifications at university, and improving graduates’ prospect of career advancement.

Module 1:   Business English for Professionals
Module 2:   Professional Communication in Business Administration
Module 3:   Professional Communication in Financial Services
Module 4:   Financial Communication and Relationship Management
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Start 08 SEP 2022 (THU)
Duration 24 months
Fee HK$20,300
本課程爲應考國家普通話水平測試的學員做準備,讓他們全面瞭解國家普通話水平測試的要求與備考方法;針對應試難點進行系統性訓練。學員必須具有一定普通話基礎,課程旨在提升他們普通話口語傳意能力,以聆聽、朗讀為語言輸入,以語境傳意練習為主體,聽、說、讀結合,讓學員在語境中練習,在應用中提高普通話水平。 
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開課日期 2022年9月13日 (星期二)
修業期 60小時
課程費用 HK$7600
This programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and solid preparation for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), thereby maximising their potential in achieving a higher band score for further studies or career advancement. This programme enables students to enhance their competence in the key language skills (including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar), develop essential test-taking strategies, undertake intensive practice, accumulate practical test-taking experience, and acquire comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the topics that are commonly assessed in both types of IELTS, namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.
 
Through systematic and innovative delivery of flexible learning (i.e. real-time online lectures, face-to-face classroom teaching and self-paced asynchronous e-learning) blended with flipped classroom pedagogy (pre-lecture learning), this programme provides students with greater accessibility to English language resources, ample test-based practice and student-centred learning experience.
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Start 14 SEP 2022 (WED)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$9,900
 The programme aims to
  • Introduce students to simple phrases and sentences used in basic conversation, e.g.: introducing oneself, saying hello,  reserving a hotel room, ordering food and drink, talking about your job, finding your way around town, talking about likes and dislikes and holidays.
  • Give students the basic grammar and vocabulary needed for simple communication, e.g. present tense forms, adjectives, articles, basic modal verbs (e.g. poder and dever), and prepositions of place.
  • Provide students with the techniques needed to listen with confidence to simplified, everyday dialogues when spoken clearly and slowly.
  • Introduce students to some areas of Portuguese culture such as food and drink, greetings, festivals and places.
  • Enable students to extract information from very simple written texts such as forms, menus and short, simplified articles. Also to write short simple postcards and fill in information on a form, e.g. hotel registration form.
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Start 17 SEP 2022 (SAT)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,500
The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests.
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Start 17 SEP 2022 (SAT)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,150
本課程爲有興趣提高普通話水平的人士開設。內容包括鞏固普通話基礎知識,注重聆聽和朗讀訓練,並將聽、說、讀相結合,讓學員在普通話語境中練習,在應用中提高;加强朗讀和命題說話訓練,爲參加國家語委普通話水平測試做準備。

 本課程以聆聽、朗讀為語言輸入,以語境傳意練習為主體,聽、說、讀結合,讓學員在語境中練習,在應用中提高。
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開課日期 2022年9月19日 (星期一)
修業期 8.5個月
課程費用 HK$7,500

本課程為"普通話證書(中級)"的進階課程,旨在:
 

  1. 學習傳意知識:
  2. 提高普通話傳意水平;
  3. 加深對普通話語言文化的認識。
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開課日期 2022年9月20日 (星期二)
修業期 17個星期
課程費用 HK$11,600