IPA Learning Centre

Our aim is to promote the teaching and learning of English phonetics in Hongkong. Our teaching centre, the IPA Learning Centre, is an Education Bureau registered school located in Kowloon. We provide high quality English phonetics (IPA) and pronunciation courses for people at all levels of spoken English.

The course "Practical English Phonetics and Phonology" is one of our most popular choices. We are very proud to say that the quality and popularity of this course has been key to establishing the good reputation of IPA (HK). Mr Derek Kwok, the Course Lecturer, is an experienced phonetics educator with over 10 years teaching experience in English phonetics. His innovative teaching techniques and moderate sense of humour make the complex phonetics principles all the easier to understand.

The courses "English Phonetics Classes for Students" and "Practical English Phonetics and Phonology for Teachers" have provided students and teachers of English in HK with a better channel through which to understand the most important theories and key skills in pronunciation and many other features of spoken English.

As this Web Site comes into existence, we can now offer our students of phonetics with continuous learning and practice support. The pages under our "Club News" section are especially dedicated towards this goal. We believe that through this Web Site, the students of IPA (HK) will be able to further enrich their knowledge of English phonetics and pronunciation even after they have completed our courses.


Today's selected word:

reɡime, reɡimen
reɡime n. 政府;政權;政體
reɡimen n. 生活規則,養生之道

reɡime一字源於法語(French). 留意字母G音的讀音為/ʒ/, 是法語字母G的發音特色.
reɡime後面加上一個字母N, 便成reɡimen. 但兩字的讀音, 卻有很大的分別(留意兩字相同顏色的字母, 在這兩字內的讀音均不同) .單靠英文生字的串法, 很難得知其根源. 因此依賴字母拼音, 是很危險的.

The Problem of Phonics系列

Derek Kwok