Phonics 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 and reading.
To 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
HKedCity 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.
A video viewing session on the "Teaching of Phonics"
and a mini book fair featuring books on teaching
and learning of phonics will be presented.