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Home > About HKCC > Staff Directory > Division of Language and Communication > WONG, Franco Fong-ching
Division of Language and Communication
Mr WONG, Franco Fong-ching

Lecturer 講師

BA (City H.K.); MA (C.U.H.K.); MPhil (Camb.)

Email: ccfranco@hkcc-polyu.edu.hk

Teaching and Scholarly Interests:

  • English

Mr Franco Wong received his Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with first-class honours from City University of Hong Kong, Master of Arts in Linguistics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Upon academic excellence and leadership, he has been bestowed scholarships, Dean’s List Awards and Distinction Awards all during his studies. In 2009, he was conferred a Commendation Certificate from the Education Bureau.

He is a lecturer in English at HKCC and formerly held a teaching post at Chinese Y.M.C.A. Secondary School together with The Community College at Lingnan University.

His teaching interests cover phonetics, oral communication, English syntax and academic writing. In this vein, on top of classes concerning contemporary English, he has also been extensively involved in delivering workshops on English through drama and film, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and learners’ strategy for English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.

His research interests are in phonetics, methodology, second language acquisition and pedagogical grammar. His master’s thesis, supervised by Professor Francis Nolan (Cantab), centres on the degree of variations on stop and fricative sounds in speech amongst Hong Kong and English RP speakers. Thereafter, he works and contributes to emphasise how fine phonetic cues of speech local students may adhere to for the sake of a sound native accent in either British or American English.