Introductory Portuguese (CEF) - HKU SPACE: European courses
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Class arrangement during COVID-19


The COVID-19 situation may still be fluid and constantly affect class arrangements in the coming months. The health and safety of our students will always be our top priority. To ensure that students’ academic progress is not affected, the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary in the event that face to-face classes cannot be held. Our respective Programme Teams will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements as necessary. For more details on the class arrangement during COVID-19, please refer to the special announcement on the School homepage.

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Languages European

Introductory Portuguese

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Full Course
Course Code
OEUR2001
Application Code
1945-2309AW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
01 Sep 2021 (Wed)
Duration
40 weeks
Language
Portuguese supplemented with a little English where absolutely necessary for explanation.
Course Fee
HK$9,200
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Deadline on 23 Aug 2021 (Mon)
Enquiries
29755764
25487027
Applicant can apply for "Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory)" via internet here.


Class arrangement during COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation may still be fluid and constantly affect class arrangements in the coming months. The health and safety of our students will always be our top priority. To ensure that students’ academic progress is not affected, the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary in the event that face-to-face classes cannot be held. Our respective Programme Teams will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements 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 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.
Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory) Apply Online Now
Application Code 1945-2309AW
Start Date 01 Sep 2021 (Wed)
Time Wednesdays, 6:45pm - 9:45pm. (Projected End Date : 15 Jun 2022). No Class on 22 Sep 2021 & 2 Feb 2022.
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Duration
  • - 120 hours
    - 40 meetings
    - 3 hours per meeting
Venue

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$9,200
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate in Portuguese (Introductory)
COURSE CODE 38C128628 FEES $9,200 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
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.