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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

 

English Langauge Assessments

LINGUASKILL – the NEW Cambridge English Language Benchmark Test

This is the benchmark test in support of Continuing Education Fund (CEF) reimbursements of English Language course and benchmark test fees.   This replaces the former Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) offered by the University of Cambridge. 

The Cambridge Assessment English offers organisations a quick and convenient way of checking the English Language proficiency levels of your employees – the Linguaskill Tests. 

  • Linguaskill General
  • Linguaskill Business
  • Linguaskill Test & Continuing Education Fund
  • For Individual English Language Learners
  • For Corporates
  • For Immigrants
  • For HKDSEE Candidates
  • For University Applicants
  • Linguaskill Test Report & Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • Cambridge Linguaskill Test in Hong Kong

For details, please follow this link: https://hkuspace.hku.hk/collection/linguaskill 

 

PTE Academic (PTEA) - The Pearson English Language Test

The Pearson offers a fast, fair, recoginzed and convenient test based on an unbiased approach - The PTE Academic test.

For details, please follow this link: https://www.hkuspace.hku.hk/collection/english/pte-academic-pearson-english-language-test

 

Assessment Preparation Courses

Continuing Education Fund
Programmes Type

Level

Start Date

Class Schedule

Financial Assistance

Venue

Hong Kong Island

Kowloon

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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 23 MAR 2023 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,400
The course aims to help HKDSE candidates develop their English communication skills, both in group interaction and in individual presentation.
 
Every student will be given highly useful tips for success in mastering English speaking skills in an interactive way, participate in mock practice in speaking activities, including a group discussion of 3 or 4 students lasting up to 8 minutes and an individual response lasting one minute per student.  Highly constructive feedback from the teacher will be given immediately after each round of mock practice. Students’ improvement areas will also be summarised, and a debriefing session will be conducted at the end each session.
 
Given the teacher’s solid experience of teaching and assessing secondary school students in Hong Kong, the input and feedback before and after the language activities will be highly useful for the students’ speaking skills development and self-improvement which ultimately benefit their HKDSE performance.
 
 
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Start To be advised
Duration 8 weeks
Fee $1,500
The Certificate in Business English Usage programme aims to help students become more accurate and fluent when communicating in English in the modern workplace. Its goal is to equip students with essential business grammar, vocabulary and all-round language skills, so that they become capable of communicating with native and non-native speakers of English in common business settings. By gaining a greater confidence and a better command of business English grammar, vocabulary, receptive and productive skills, students will be prepared to further develop a higher level of business English proficiency upon completion of the programme. This programme targets working professionals who intend to build on an introductory level of English, so as to bolster their work performance in a business environment where English is the predominant medium of communication.
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Start 10 MAR 2023 (FRI)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$8,000
The programme provides students with practice in fundamental English usage and skills-building through student-centred and graded learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students are expected to speak and write at a foundation level and be more confident when communicating in English. 
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Start 13 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,400
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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Start 13 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$8,200
The programme aims to equip students with lower advanced level English linguistic knowledge and skills through extensive language practice and student-centred learning activities such as small group discussion, speaking, writing, reading and listening to a wide variety of semi-authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are expected to speak and write at a lower advanced level and be fluent and confident when communicating in English.
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Start 14 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$7,200
The programme provides students with practice in intermediate English usage and skills-building through student-centred and graded learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic language texts. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students are expected to speak and write at an intermediate level and be fluent and confident when communicating in English.
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Start 14 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,800
The programme provides students with practice in introductory English usage and skills-building through student-centred and graded learning activities such as speaking, writing, reading and listening to a variety of semi-authentic English texts. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are expected to speak and write at an introductory level and be confident when communicating in English.
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Start 14 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,600
The programme provides students with practice in upper intermediate English usage and skills-building through student-centred and graded 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 speak and write at an upper intermediate level and be fluent and confident when communicating in English.
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Start 15 MAR 2023 (WED)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$7,000
The programme aims to equip students with the language skills in specific focused areas at a higher level of accuracy and appropriacy.
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Start 20 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,700
Pronunciation and Fluency 2 follows on from Pronunciation and Fluency 1, giving students further practice in the skills practised there. It will be suitable for students who have completed Pronunciation and Fluency 1, and also for new students as long as they have a knowledge of the phonemic chart.
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Start 20 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,700
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 21 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee HK$3,700