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Introductory Portuguese

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
OEUR2001
Application Code
1850-2818AW
1850-3120AW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
05 Oct 2020 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
March 2021
Duration
40 weeks
Language
Portuguese supplemented with a little English where absolutely necessary for explanation.
Course Fee
HK$9,000
Notes on Class Arrangements under the COVID-19 Outbreak

Given the COVID-19 situation might still be fluid, please note that the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary. Programme Teams will contact students concerned with details of such arrangement before the class starts or during the classes as necessary.


- Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
- ONLINE ENROLMENT IS PREFERRED.
- Applicants are required to have reached the age of 18.
- No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.
- Course will be confirmed subject to sufficient enrolment.
- Swapping between parallel groups (if any) is not allowed under any circumstances.
- No make-up classes will be offered for students’ absence.

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 module, 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 idea from menus, forms and short, simplified texts on everyday topics.
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 under 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.
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Application Code 1850-2818AW Full
Start Date 05 Oct 2020 (Mon)
Time Mondays, 6:45pm - 9:45pm. (Projected End Date : 12 Jul 2021). Extra four make-up sessions to be confirmed. No Class on 26/10 & 21/12/2020, 15/2, 5/4 & 14/6/2021.
Venue HPSHCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
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Introductory Portuguese Apply Online Now
Application Code 1850-3120AW
Start Date 08 Oct 2020 (Thu)
Time Thursdays, 6:45pm - 9:45pm. (Projected End Date : 8 Jul 2021). Extra four make-up sessions to be confirmed. No Class on 24/12 & 31/12/2020, 11/2 & 1/7/2021.
Venue HPSHCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
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Duration
  • - 120 hours
    - 40 meetings
    - 3 hours per meeting

Applicants shall have:

(a) no previous or little knowledge of Portuguese,

and

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

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9,000
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory)
COURSE CODE 38C128628 FEES $9,000 ENQUIRY 2975-5764
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework*
*This course is CEF reimbursable before the establishment of the Qualifications Framework

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:

 

In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.

Disclaimer

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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. 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, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. 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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.