19/02/13 16:03 Filed in: English Pronunciation
English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction Course Video
Do you often have to repeat yourself when communicating in English? Do you get blank looks and raised eyebrows when you are in meetings? Do you feel that people just don't understand what you are saying? Are there long pauses at the other end in teleconferences? If so, your English pronunciation may not be up to standard.
Communicating in English has always been a problem in Hong Kong. 98% of the population here speak Cantonese as their mother tongue, and although English is taught in schools from kindergarten upwards, it is hardly ever spoken outside the classroom.
As globalisation continues and Hong Kong's economy moves to become more service orientated, the need for English to communicate in business is growing at an ever increasing pace.