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Languages European

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European

Welcome to our European Language website.

Our main languages are Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese, but we do also offer courses in other languages such as Arabic, Greek, Latin, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Finnish and Dutch.

Our award-bearing courses, which last 120 hours each, are mostly CEF-certified, with well-developed curricula and assessment systems which cover various aspects of the European languages including reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary. 

Besides, we have shorter courses of just 30 hours, more casual and non-exam based, such as courses for travellers or for beginners, courses in the mornings or during the weekends.

Finally, you can´t miss out on our fun workshops, such as Italian Fashion, Food and Drink, Cooking courses and our several cultural gatherings during the year for each of our main languages!

Our teachers are passionate and committed to the language learning and will guide you through your journey at HKU SPACE!

European Programmes

Programmes Type

Programme Type

Microcredential

Start Date

Class Schedule

Financial Assistance

Venue

Hong Kong Island

Kowloon

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The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests.
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Start 14 SEP 2024 (SAT)
Duration 120 hours
Fee HK$9,150
The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests. It is equivalent to A1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
PT
Start 14 SEP 2024 (SAT)
Duration 120 hours
Fee HK$9,150
The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests. The programme  is equivalent to A1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
PT
Start 15 SEP 2024 (SUN)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,150

The programme aims to:

  • Introduce students to simple phrases and sentences used in basic conversation, e.g.: introducing oneself, greeting, reserving a hotel room, ordering food and drink, talking about your job, finding your way around town, talking about likes and dislikes and holidays.
  • Give students the basic grammar and vocabulary needed for simple communication, e.g. present tense forms, adjectives, articles, basic modal verbs, and prepositions of place.
  • Provide students with the techniques needed to listen with confidence to simplified, everyday dialogues when spoken clearly and slowly.
  • Introduce students to some areas of Swedish culture such as food and drink, greetings, festivals and places.
  • Enable students to extract information from very simple written texts such as forms, menus and short, simplified articles, and to write short simple emails or messages and fill in information on a form, e.g. hotel registration form.
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Start 19 SEP 2024 (THU)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,800
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Italian (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read and react to authentic texts, making comments in both the spoken and written forms. Students will also listen to songs and recordings of native speakers such as public announcements and detailed instructions.

By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about various topics in a more detailed and fluent way , write different types of texts regarding more abstract and cultural matters, summarise the main ideas when listening to clear speeches or reading a wide range of texts.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Italian (Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 230-250 hours. It continues to build upon the language already acquired, adding grammar and practising it in simple discussions, role-plays and group work, so that students can talk with confidence about the past, present and future. By the end of this programme, students should be able to express simple opinions and feelings in the language. They should also be able to read information from simple ads and to write texts on familiar topics using a range of verb tenses.
PT
Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in German (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise their speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read and react to authentic texts, making comments in both the spoken and written forms. Students will also listen to songs and recordings of native speakers such as public announcements and detailed instructions. The programme is equivalent to B1+ level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about various topics in a more detailed and fluent way , write different types of texts regarding more abstract and cultural matters, summarise the main ideas when listening to clear speeches or reading a wide range of texts.
PT
Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
The programme aims to enable students to
  • Listen to, recall and summarise the key information in authentic listening tasks.
  • Read authentic texts where they can identify and analyse different viewpoints.    
  • Speak appropriately in a range of situations and discuss more abstract concepts.
  • Write clearly to convey their meaning in authentic situations and elaborate on their opinions.  
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in French (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read texts, comment in speaking & writing and listen to songs & recordings of native speakers. By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk with fluency about everyday topics, write simple texts on topics of familiar interest, follow the main ideas when listening to clear speech or reading simple texts.

This course covers the content of the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
PT
Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,800
The programme aims to: 
  • Improve students’ spoken fluency while expressing opinions and plans on a range of topics: e.g. free time activities, sport, culture, art, food and drink, holidays, etc.
  • Consolidate and deepen students’ grammatical accuracy while speaking and writing.  
  • Enable students to write a variety of simple texts on topics of personal interest.
  • Build students’ confidence while listening so that they can demonstrate an understanding of and respond to challenging situations on the phone and in daily conversation.
  • Increase students’ knowledge of the Portuguese culture so that they can compare it with their own and deal more easily with everyday situations while in Portugal or Portuguese-speaking countries.
PT
Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100