Training for the Hong Kong
Schools Speech Festival (English)
I have a keen interest in speech training. It began in the school I was teaching at in Hong Kong, when I trained a class of students in choral speaking. My interest gained momentum over the years, and I continue to get great pleasure in helping students try their luck at speech performances. Over the years, I have trained hundreds of students, guiding them to successful performances in the annual Hong Kong Speech Festival. My approach is to ensure students understand the poet's intention for writing the poem. I make them aware of the many mood changes throughout the lines. Finally, I guide students through the pronunciation of the more difficult words. I am very happy when youngsters are able to deliver a performance with skill and confidence, while having some fun in the process.