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Speaking Clearly: Improving Your Pronunciation

Do you know you have pronunciation problems, but have no idea how to solve them? This course will give you intensive practice in using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and will focus particularly on the difficulties faced by Cantonese speakers when using English.


On completion of the course, you are expected to demonstrate competence in the following areas:
  • Communication Effectiveness
    (i) You are expected to:
    • pronounce English vowels, consonants and diphthongs correctly;
    • produce some sounds which are particularly difficult for Chinese speakers; and
    • differentiate between some easily confused sounds.

   (ii) You are expected to demonstrate evidence of understanding of the elements of connected speech, such as intonation, word stress, sentence stress and linking.

  • Vision & Orientation to the Future
    You can manage your language learning effectively. Specifically, you are expected to:
  • identify some of your major pronunication problems;
  • use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to find the pronunciation of words from a dictionary; and
  • select appropriate strategies and resources (both online and printed) to improve your pronunciation.

  • Code(s) SCL-002 SCL-001
    Date(s) 7 – 9 & 12 – 14 Aug 2019 12 – 14 & 17 – 19 Jun 2019
    Time 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Facilitator(s) Mr John Fung Mr John Fung
    Duration 12 hours
    Maximum Number of Participants 18
    Deposit $500 (70% refundable)
    Registration Dates Now - 1 July 2019
    Enquiry If you have any questions, please contact us at:
    Telephone:(852) 2358-7851
    Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)
    Remarks Two identical sessions of this course will be offered in June and August respectively. The details are as follows:
    1) 12 – 14 & 17 – 19 Jun 2019 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) [Cancelled]
    2) 7 – 9 & 12 – 14 Aug 2019 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) [Cancelled]

    Please stay tuned for the registration period and other details about the August courses from our emails and webpage updates.

    Online Registration Current Available Course


    Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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