I have to communicate with foreigners in English at work very
often. Therefore, it is a MUST for me to write and speak fluent
English, and PRIME has really helped me a great deal in this
aspect. PRIME's tutors have thoroughly analyzed my strengths
and weaknesses in English over only a couple of months. Most
significantly, they have helped me get rid of the shortcomings
that I used to have, such as the misunderstanding caused by
my inaccurate pronunciation, as well as the listening obstacles
that I was confronted with. Eventually, I have virtually enhanced
my English proficiency.
Mr David Lam
I used to speak English with a very strong "Cantonese accent"
– the common "fault" of most Hong Kong people. Indeed, I was
very upset that I found it very difficult to change my Cantonese
accent. Albeit my job required me to travel to Britain and many
other countries quite often and gave me many opportunities to
speak English with native speakers, I failed to change my accent.
However, PRIME's "IPA" and "Listening and Speaking Skills" courses
have successfully helped me solve this problem so that I can
correctly pronounce every English "vowel" and "consonant". Thanks
to "IPA", my accent sounds like a native speaker now!
Ms Rita Tseung
PRIME's "IPA" courses have instilled a new English learning concept
to me. We should not guess how to pronounce a word by simply
looking at its spelling. In fact, there is an effective and
complete English phonetic system, which inspires us the correct
way of English pronunciation. Thanks to PRIME, I have mastered
it. Also, PRIME's "Listening and Speaking Skills" courses are
really impressive and subtly designed, which have made me realize
the delicate changes in spoken English. For example, in the
term "last year", the letters "t" and "y" will be combined and
pronounced in a different way. When I learnt about this at the
outset, I found it amazing! Also, the pragmatic skills that
I have learnt, such as "Assimilation" and "Reduced Forms", have
helped me get used to native speakers' accents and their fast
Ms Mandy Chang
I did not understand why there were so many ways to speak an English
sentence. Also, since I had no knowledge of English pronunciation,
I found the conversation of native speakers very hard to understand.
When I went to the movies, I had to rely on the subtitles. After
completing the training courses of "Listening and Speaking Skills
(I)" and "Listening and Speaking Skills (II)" at PRIME, I have
finally realized that "Intonation" in English conversation and
listening is very crucial. Indeed, there are several ways to
speak a simple English sentence like "What's your name?" I am
not afraid of versatile English accents now. Also, the changes
of "pitch" and "rhythm" in English discourse cannot weaken my
English comprehension anymore. Conversely, I can have better
interpretation through the understanding of such changes in
pronunciation. Thanks to PRIME's teaching method, I have made
significant progress with genuine satisfaction.
:Mr Peter Ho
I was keen to learn "IPA" and made my best endeavour to select
the best school for it. After careful comparisons, I finally
chose PRIME, which not only led me to the "correct" way of pronunciation,
but also successfully trained me to pronounce each word accurately.
For instance, I did not know that the letter "p" is silent in
"receipt" and the second syllable of "Fiona" should not be pronounced
like "on". I have corrected these terrible mistakes through
effective practices, such as "Strong Form & Weak Form" and
"Elision", etc., at PRIME. I can definitely see my progress
Ms Althee Au
I was so delighted and satisfied that I was able to have a good
command of "Intonation" and realize the changes of pitch and
rhythm of spoken English after completing PRIME's "Listening
and Speaking Skills (II)". Indeed, it was a surprise with pleasure
to me when I first approached "nuclear syllables" in the lectures
of "Intonation", which let me understand their tremendous impact
on actual conversation. Over a couple of months' training, I
have improved my listening skills a great deal, and can speak
English with better pronunciation.
Ms Katrina Tam
I have realized the true meaning of "learning alive English"
at PRIME. All the skills that I have learned are absolutely
practical, and can really be practised at work and in everyday
life. PRIME's "IPA" courses provided a good foundation for my
pronunciation at the outset. Also, when I proceeded to "Listening
and Speaking Skills" courses, I was able to learn plenty of
skills, such as "Linking", "Assimilation" and "Strong Form &
Weak Form", and master their applications. Now, my competence
in English listening is enhanced, and I am able to listen more
when watching English movies. More importantly, I have great
confidence in speaking English at work with my clients.
Ms May Szeto
Though I had taken some "IPA" courses at other schools, my concept
of "IPA" was very vague, and all my efforts were in vain eventually.
Until I enrolled in PRIME's courses, I was able to improve my
English pronunciation. PRIME's unique teaching method successfully
helped me make gradual and steady progress in English. Also,
I have learnt how to pronounce all "vowels" and "consonants"
and use them to precisely pronounce an English word. With the
mastery of various listening skills and the application of IPA
to English listening, I am able to learn English with ease now.
Mr Perry Lam
I always deem that English sounds enchanting and feel very curious
about and interested in the rhythm of English. However, I was
once ambivalent to the wide variety of English Pronunciation,
which adversely affected my comprehension a lot. After the completion
of PRIME's "Listening and Speaking Skills" courses, I have realized
that I can improve my English pronunciation and listening through
sophisticated training. I have gone through the training in
many useful skills, including "Linking", "Assimilation" and
"Rising and Falling Tones" and have had a good command of English
pronunciation. For example, it is interesting to learn that
a simple sentence like "Do you like it?" has more than ten ways
of expression. Also, PRIME's tutors are able to use versatile
teaching methods, including "Visual Aids" and vivid instances,
to help me remember well what I have leant so that I can practise
them in daily life.
Mr Frankie Leung
After the completion of "IPA" and "Listening and Speaking Skills"
courses, I have confidence in telling you that I have make great
progress in English conversation and listening. I really feel
that I have strengthened my English communication. This perception
comes stronger when I go to the cinema and talk to foreigners.
I can speak English more fluently and understand conversational
English much better now. I believe I will make spontaneous progress
in English, for I have mastered a complete learning method at
PRIME so that I can continuously enhance my English proficiency
through self studies.