has an important role in English language learning for young learners.
Those who are equipped with phonics skills show greater confidence
and competence particularly in the areas of pronunciation, spelling
offer a one-stop online resources package on the teaching of phonics,
HKedCity will launch a website in mid-March with teaching and learning
resources on phonics -
at HKedCity" (http://www.hkedcity.net/english/phonics).
Resources will include good practices, downloadable students' worksheet,
video clips and other resources on the learning and teaching of
has the pleasure to invite Dr Roxana Fung from the Hong Kong
Polytechnic University to address "Raising Phonological Awareness
Among Hong Kong Students" and Dr Roland Chin from the Hong
Kong University of Science and Technology on "Empowering
English e-Learning by Advanced Speech Technology" in a workshop
available on two Saturdays, 8 March and 15 March 2003.
In addition to the talks given by the leading academics of the field,
the workshop will also feature a hands-on practice session of
the on-line interactive speech recognition software on developing
phonics skills among young learners - Sonic Ranger. This software
is developed by The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research
Institute Company Limited (ASTRI), an R&D company wholly-owned and
funded by the HKSAR Government.
video viewing session on the "Teaching of Phonics" and a mini
book fair featuring books on teaching and learning of phonics
will be presented.