Sounding out on spoken English

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

Period30 Apr 2016

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleSounding out on spoken English
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletSCMP
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    DescriptionHeadline appeared on Pronunciation errors: do they point to a decline in Hong Kong’s English standards?

    Prof. Andrew Sewell responded to a survey conducted by market research company MPEG about the declining English standards in Hong Kong based pronunciation.

    Prof. Sewell said there had not been "convincing evidence" of falling standards of English pronunciation, noting in fact a modest increase in standards for last year's Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam and the IELTS language test.

    Producer/AuthorPeace Chiu
    PersonsAndrew John SEWELL