General English Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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General English

Wouldn't it be fun to improve your English so that you can communicate with interesting people from other countries, travel more easily, access the millions of pages in English on the web, appreciate films, or simply impress people around you? The HKU SPACE General English Courses should help you achieve such goals.

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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 07 JAN 2020 (TUE)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$13,500
Speaking and Listening 2 is at a higher level than Speaking and Listening 1, and builds on and enhances the skills learned there. However, as long as you meet the entry requirements, there is no need for you to do Speaking and Listening 1 first.
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Start 11 FEB 2020 (TUE)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
The Certificate in Business English programme helps working professionals communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written English in various business contexts. This is the entry level of the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme, comprising two 45-hour modules, which can be taken as standalone courses with no commitment to complete the entire programme.

Module 1:  Modern Business Writing Skills
Module 2:  Modern Business Oral Skills
PT
Start 04 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$4,500
This programme develops competency in concise writing, and effective meeting and negotiation skills. Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts. Completion of ALL FOUR modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Advanced Diploma in Business English Award.
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Start 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 36 months
Fee HK$6,400
The Programme aims to help students become more accurate and fluent when communicating in English in the workplace.  Its goal is to equip students with essential business grammar and vocabulary so that they are confident when communicating with native and non-native speakers of English in their workplace.
 
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Start 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$6,600
This programme develops competency in concise writing, and effective meeting and negotiation skills. Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts. Completion of the first TWO modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Diploma in Business English Award.
PT
Start 11 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 24 months
Fee HK$6,400
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 18 MAR 2020 (WED)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,600
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 19 MAR 2020 (THU)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$6,200
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 19 MAR 2020 (THU)
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 19 MAR 2020 (THU)
Duration 30 weeks
Fee HK$8,000