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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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The programme aims to equip students with advanced English linguistic knowledge and skills through language practice in student-centred learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic and authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students are expected to communicate proficiently in English.
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Duration 60 weeks
Fee HK$8,000
English Non-stop is a new course for students who want to improve their present level of English through continuous study rather than by taking a fixed-length course. The course runs all year round with short breaks and enrolment is available at any time. Applicants can choose to sign up for 10, 20, 30 or 40 weeks’ study.
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Start 03 NOV 2017 (FRI)
Duration 10 weeks to 40 weeks
Fee HK$3,400
This course is for those who are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills for delivering speeches and presentations. The course focuses on techniques for managing speech anxiety, skills in organising and giving informal speeches and presentations, and practice in providing feedback on public speech deliveries. Course participants must be prepared to present and deliver informal speeches for different purposes in front of the class, observe and be observed, critique and be critiqued.
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Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,700
SPACE General English Entrance Examination - Your Passport to SPACE General English Programme. All courses under the SPACE General English Programme have their own entry requirements. Applicants who do not meet the stated entry requirements have to take the SPACE General English Entrance Examination to determine the most appropriate tier they should enter.
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Duration 1 day
This course will help you if you take a degree or diploma course that requires you to produce assignments in English. It will enable you to learn, to write and succeed across college and university curriculums. The course aims to empower you to write clearly, coherently, and concisely and to acquire the academic literacies and discourse conventions applicable to most disciplines in higher education.
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Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,300
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 at a basic level 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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Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
The course provides opportunities for course participants to acquire knowledge of public speaking techniques, and practise public speaking and presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences. Topics include:
  • Delivering with an impact
  • Using body language with effect
  • Speaking with persuasiveness
  • Using techniques to engage listening audiences
  • Practising and critiquing speeches/presentations
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Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$4,200
Speak up! Get better results in the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. Face the HKDSE Oral Examination with confidence, develop keyskills and enhance strategies for exam success.
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Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$1680
The Advanced General English course helps students who have successfully completed the Diploma in General English to further consolidate their language skills in preparation of their promotion to the Advanced Diploma in General English programme.
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Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$6,600
The course aims at examining the politicized nature of ethnic representations and how they affect social relations and the ethno-symbolic network. Investigating the links between media, society and culture, it falls into the following main themes: Silencing the Asiatic, the White/Black division, the Caribbean subaltern, the Arab and Muslim others, and the symbolic American other. Exploring forms, practices, and politics of representation, we will discuss the importance, as well as the futility, of representational ethnic struggles.
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Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
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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Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800