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In response to the surge of COVID-19 cases, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUSCS) follows the University's enhanced control measures and announces that special class arrangements will apply. Classes for both Full-time Programmes and Part-time Programmes in Professional and Continuing Education will be delivered online (except otherwise notified) until 7 February 2022 (Monday). Students concerned will be contacted by respective Programme Teams for details of the arrangements.


Opening Hours of CUSCS Enrolment/Learning Centres from 25 January to 7 February 2022 and Sanitary Measures

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English Listening & Speaking

English Phonetics

Course No. : 221-379104-01|Start Date : 18/01/2022

Admission Requirements

Level: elementary to intermediate
(Completion of secondary 3 - secondary education, or equivalent)


CUSCS Instructor

Language Used


Total Hours

20 hour(s)




Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre

Start Date





19:00 - 21:00

Tuition Fee



General Short Courses

Course Enquiries

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Enrolment Enquiries

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Closing Date for Application




This course aims at improving participants' understanding of English pronunciation and speech system with the help of diagrams, IPA symbols and basic theories.

It includes the following topics:
1) Organs of speech and the production of English sounds
2) The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
3) Vowels and consonants
4) Syllable and stress
5) Application of phonetic symbols in dictionaries
6) Weak-forms and strong-forms

* This is one of the modules of Certificate Programme in English (Elementary Level) and Certificate Programme in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace


All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

(a) For new applicants who would like to study this course as an individual short course:

Fill in the Enrollment Form for General Courses/Outline and Distance Learning Programmes
and send to: "Languages Programme Team, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong".

Or enroll it online

The school will notify you the progress by email.

(b) For new applicants applying for Certificate Programme in English (Elementary Level) , or Certificate Programme in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace ; OR

for existing students of either of these certificate programmes who would like to enroll in this module,

please refer to “7. Application” on the page of Certificate Programme in English (Elementary Level) or Certificate Programme in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace

Progression Pathway

Level Course Code Status
Intermediate Pronouncing English Accurately 379105 Open for enrollment
Elementary English Phonetics 379104 Open for enrollment