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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-001 SCL-002 SCL-003
    Date(s) 20, 27 Sept, 4 & 11 Oct 2021 23, 30 Sept, 7 & 21 Oct 2021 28, 30 Sept, 5, 7, 12 & 19 Oct 2021
    Time 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Venue(s) Room 3301 (Lift 2) Room 3301 (Lift 2) Room 3301 (Lift 2)
    Facilitator(s) Eric Lee Eric Lee Graham England
    Duration 12 hours
    Maximum Number of Participants 18
    Fee $500 (refundable)
    Registration Dates 7 - 12 Sept 2021
    Enquiry If you have any questions, please contact us at:
    Telephone:(852) 2358-7851
    Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

    Only online payment (i.e. Visa/Master cards) will be accepted. Application will be considered only after online payment is completed. Your application becomes invalid if online payment is unsuccessful, and you will have to re-apply before the deadline.

    Online Registration Current Available Course


    Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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