Chinglish Speaking Buster

Date :

2023-11-09 (Thursday)

Time :

14:00 - 17:00

Venue :

Room 702, 7/F., VTC Tower


3 hours

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Category :

TT03A - Pedagogy

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About the Event :

English is the language of global communication. Used well, English can facilitate quick, clear, and exact communication. However, when English becomes localised, these benefits are lost. Even between native English speakers, dialects can destroy communication. Hong Kong's long experience with British English has resulted in a localised version of English – Hong Kong Chinglish. This can cause problems when dealing with foreigners, native speakers, and local people. This workshop helps participants recognise features of spoken Chinglish and helps them become more effective global communicators.

Through engaging and practical exercises in this workshop, participants will enhance their spoken English skills including pronunciation, stress, and intonation. They will learn to identify common spoken Chinglish pitfalls and develop the skills to navigate these challenges in real-life conversations.

Facilitator(s) :

Mr Daniel Barlow

Mr Daniel Barlow has over 20 years' experience in language and communication skills development. He has been teaching and delivering training in Hong Kong since 2000. Specialising in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) techniques, Daniel has extensive experience designing and delivering teacher training to tertiary teachers in different subject areas.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • use stress and intonation to clearly separate thought groups, highlight keywords, and communicate functions;
  • adopt physical speaking practices that enable full pronunciation to facilitate global communication; and
  • identify and overcome problem sounds in English.

Target Audience :

VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

Ms TSE Yin Fong, Joanne
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1239