Speaking Clearly: Improving Your Pronunciation


Dates: 28, 30 Sept, 5, 7, 12 & 19 Oct 2021

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Room 3301 (Lift 2)

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 pronunciation 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.


Registration Dates 7 Sep 2021 – 12 Sep 2021


Target Audience



Maximum Number of Participants 18 each session
Duration 12 hours
Fee $500 (Refunable)
Refund & Attendance Requirement
  • Attendance requirement:
    • a 4-lesson course   a student should not miss more than 0.5 lesson
    • a 6-lesson course   a student should not miss more than 1 lesson
  •  Only participants who have met the attendance requirement will be entitled to a substantial refund of the deposit: 

                     Deposit             Refund

                        $500                $350

  • Refund will be automatically made to your designated bank account as indicated in the Student Information System (SIS). Please keep your bank account details updated . Those who have paid via other methods please follow the instructions stated in the refund collection email within two months upon completion of the course.

Registration via online system.


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.

Eligibility All HKUST students are welcome.



Public Speaking


Telephone:(852) 2358-7851
Email: lcscourses@ust.hk
Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)