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Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
EU023A
Application Code
2180-1733AW
2180-1747AW

Credit
30
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
16 Apr 2024 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
September 2024
Duration
40 weeks
Language
Portuguese, suppl with minimal English
Course Fee
HK$9,500
Deadline on 25 Mar 2024 (Mon)
Enquiries
29755764
25487027
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Highlights

 The programme aims to
  • Introduce students to simple phrases and sentences used in basic conversation, e.g.: introducing oneself, saying hello,  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 (e.g. poder and dever), 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 Portuguese 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. Also to write short simple postcards and fill in information on a form, e.g. hotel registration form.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. in speaking, to use simple words and phrases to handle basic situations when travelling.
  2. in writing, to produce very short simple texts, e.g. a postcard or form filling.
  3. in listening, to demonstrate an understanding of the key ideas from very simple conversations when the language is slow and clear.
  4. in reading, to extract key ideas from menus, forms and short, simplified texts on everyday topics.

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Programme Details

Assessment

Course participants' progress is measured through a number of assessment components including:

  • A mid-course progress test
  • Oral work – continuous assessment
  • A final test
  • A final oral test
Award

Students who successfully pass* the programme are eligible for the "Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory)" awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

 *Passing the programme means students have to meet the following:

  • Overall passing mark: 50%, and
  • Attendance Requirement: 70% of the contact hours.
Important Notes
  • Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  • ONLINE ENROLMENT IS PREFERRED. The online application is completed when you see the payment confirmation. Please check if you have enrolled in the right course by comparing the application code with the information on our website.
  • Should you enroll online within one week before the course starts, please contact the Programme Team as soon as possible. 
  • Approximately one week before the course commencement, students will receive an email with all the details including a course schedule. All the course materials will be given in the first lesson. Students should attend the first session of the class at the specified time and place unless any change is made to the advertised details.
  • The course will be confirmed only upon sufficient enrolment.
  • Swapping between parallel groups (if any) is not allowed under any circumstances.
  • No make-up classes will be offered for students’ absence.
  • No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.
Application Code 2180-1733AW Apply Online Now
Start Date 19 Apr 2024 (Fri)
Time 6:45 - 9:45 p.m.
Venue HPSHCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
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Application Code 2180-1747AW Apply Online Now
Start Date 16 Apr 2024 (Tue)
Time 6:45 - 9:45 p.m.
Venue HPSHCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
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Duration
  • - 120 hours
    - 40 meetings
    - 3 hours per meeting
Venue

Progression Path

Fee

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9,500

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall have:

(a) no previous or little knowledge of Portuguese,

and

(b) sufficient English proficiency to follow simple explanations in English.

CEF

  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory)
COURSE CODE 38C128628 FEES $9,500 ENQUIRY 2975-5764

Continuing Education Fund

All our 120-hour award-bearing Portuguese courses are eligible for CEF refunds. 

To receive CEF reimbursement, students must:

  • register with the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF). (This is the responsibility of individual applicants); and
  • successfully complete the 120-hour course.

Application forms, full details of the reimbursement requirements and the reimbursement procedures can be found on: www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/. Students who would like to obtain mroe information about the CEF reimbursement should seek advice from the CEF office.

Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [2])

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.