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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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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 To be advised
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$13,500
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 03 MAY 2018 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,500
Shakespeare and Jonson were contemporaries and both widely acclaimed in their time, yet Jonson has not subsequently received the critical attention and overwhelming adulation that Shakespeare has. This course introduces the genre of comedy with relation to classical formulations as applied to specific works of Shakespeare and Jonson. It looks at similarities and differences in the works of the two playwrights and examines how they created dramatic representations of gender and class roles in relation to the real world of the Elizabethan/Jacobean commercial theatre.
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Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800
The Bible is a source of inspiration that has given birth to many great works of literature throughout the last 20 centuries; an understanding of the Book is therefore of paramount importance to students who are interested in literary studies. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the Bible as a literary work, as well as a collection of books written in different genres. It will begin with an introduction to the historical and geographical backgrounds of the Old and New Testaments; and will then focus on specific books and genres.
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Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800
This daytime English course helps senior secondary school students sharpen their edge by providing a safe and nourishing English-speaking environment for heightening their English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and presenting. Lessons are aimed at developing students’ language potential to the full and expanding their knowledge of test-taking skills and strategies for various internal and external examination assessments.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
The 60-hour course (30 lessons x 2) is designed for beginners or ‘false’ beginners who seek English refresher and enhance their abilities. The course aims to help students revise and address common grammar and pronunciation problems, widen vocabulary and practise oral communication. Students are expected to increase in confidence when using English on course completion. 
 
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Start To be advised
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$5,000
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
By identifying, cross referencing and then comparing significant themes and topics from different historical periods across a range of text types and genres, this course aims to introduce a specific critical and analytical approach. It addresses issues of current theoretical importance by illustrating in practice the concepts and techniques of literary criticism which form the foundation for advanced literary studies.
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Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$5,800

From classical Greek drama to contemporary theatre, the stage has always been an integral part of the human experience. The course looks at selective moments in the history of drama in which certain playwrights benefited fully from the history of the genre and yet departed so radically from that history. Exploring the content as well as the form of their dramatic works provides key insights into some of the most important societal and cultural issues of both past and present.

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Duration 20 hours
Fee HK$3,800
The American south (not South America!) has produced some of the best writers in the American literary landscape.  In this course, we will read and discuss the works of five women fiction writers who lived in, and wrote about this part of the country. While some background information will be introduced, the main approach we take to these stories is close reading and analysis.
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Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800

Looking at different works of art, this course investigates the problems of the fundamental human impulse to interpret art as a mode of social or political resistance to power as compared to the apolitical enjoyment of the aesthetics of art as such. It aims to analyze our present postmodern experience of art in which the art consumer is radically divided between possible erotics of art and a violent return to the tradition of interpretation.

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Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800