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Certificate for Module (Consecutive Interpretation: Chinese and English)
證書 (單元 : 中英交替傳譯)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
06 Nov 2024 (Wed)
Next intake(s)
30 hours
English, supplemented with Cantonese or Putonghua
Course Fee
3762 0830
2548 7027
How to Apply

Applicants may be required to attend a one-hour entrance test. Please refer to "Entry Requirements" below for more details.


This programme aims to provide students with the necessary skills to interpret consecutively between Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) and English languages. It covers the basic components and processes of consecutive interpretation (including the growing use of generative AI in the process of translation), with a heavy emphasis on consecutive interpretation role-play in simulated scenarios. Students will gain active-listening skills, note-taking skills, and rendition delivery. The delivery will include lectures and extensive practice in Hong Kong’s trilingual context – English, as well as Cantonese and Putonghua, will be used as the medium of instruction. 

Programme Details

Syllabus / 課程大綱
  1. Introduction to Consecutive Interpretation 
  2. Basic Components of Consecutive Interpretation: Active listening skills and memory training 
  3. Basic Process of Consecutive Interpretation: Note-taking and oral summarising skills 
  4. Basic Product of Consecutive Interpretation: Paraphrasing and rendition delivery 
  5. Consecutive Interpretation Role-play in Simulated Scenarios: culture and tourism 
  6. Consecutive Interpretation Role-play in Simulated Scenarios: business and legal affairs 
  7. Consecutive Interpretation Role-play in Simulated Scenarios: healthcare and social issues 
Learning Outcomes / 學習成果

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Apply the basic principles of consecutive interpretation to actual practice; 
  2. Practice the skills and techniques for consecutive interpretation of general topics in real-life situations; 
  3. Perform live consecutive interpretation in Chinese and English on topics in specialised settings; and 
  4. Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of the professional requirements of real-life interpreting in Hong Kong. 
Assessment and Award / 評核及學銜

A "Certificate for Module (Consecutive Interpretation: Chinese and English)" will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to students who have satisfied the following criteria:

  • achieve at least 80% attendance of the programme; and
  • pass all the assessments
Type of Assessment Description Weighting
Test Three short quizzes on vocabulary (Chinese-English and English-Chinese) corresponding to topics 5, 6 and 7 in the syllabus  45%
Mock consecutive interpretation  20-minute session (groups of 2-3, as speaker and interpreter) on one topic (randomly picked on the spot from topics 5, 6 and 7)  40%
Evaluation  Written peer evaluation (200 words) on the mock consecutive interpretation session  15%
    Total: 100%



Application Code -TL007A -

Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$5,700

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall 

1. hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university; and  

2. pass a one-hour language competency test*. 

*Applicants who have obtained the following qualifications as proofs of their proficiency in English and Chinese will be exempted from the language competence test: 

i) HKDSE Examination English and Chinese Language at Level 4 or above; or 

ii) HKALE Use of English and Chinese Language and Culture at Grade D or above; or 

iii) equivalent qualifications. 

Those who do not meet the standard set of criteria for admission will be considered on individual merit. 


Application Form Download Application Form

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.


  • 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. 
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