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Professional and Business English (PBE)

English for Global Opportunities

The competition to get ahead at work today is intense. Improving your English skills may well be one of the best ways of gaining that promotion or securing that new job. Whatever your field of work, the HKU SPACE Professional and Business English (PBE) programmes should help you finetune your skills and communicate with more confidence in English at a higher level in the workplace. 

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Certificate in Business English Usage  
https://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/cert-in-business-english-usage

Certificate in Advanced Business English  
https://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/cert-in-adv-business-english

Diploma in Professional Communication (Financial Services)  
https://www.hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/dip-in-prof-communication-financial-services

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The Certificate in Advanced Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. The programme is designed to enable students to become more fluent and articulate when communicating in English, so as to produce well-written texts that characterise professionalism and effectiveness in modern business communication, and demonstrate competent oral communication skills in various business contexts.
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Start 07 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$9,900 for 2 modules, 45 hours each
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 To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee To be advised.
Effective Writing Skills 1 will develop your practical writing skills so that you write more clearly, more accurately and more effectively.
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650
Active Grammar 2 develops your language at a higher level than Active Grammar 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 Active Grammar 2 without doing Active Grammar 1.
 
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,650
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 To be advised
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 To be advised
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 To be advised
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,800
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$14,000
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 To be advised
Duration 1 year to 4 years
Fee 3,700
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 To be advised
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,700