Upcoming Events

12 OCT - 8 JAN
Student Online Registration (on or before 3:00pm)
23 JAN
Briefing Sessions
26 FEB
Deadline of Submission of 5-minute Presentation (for both preliminary pitching days) (on or before 11:00am)
 MAR
Announcement of Official Preliminary Pitching Day Allocation
 MAR
Networking Event A
20 MAR
1st Preliminary Pitching Day
27 MAR
2nd Preliminary Pitching Day
  APR -   MAY
“Meet Your Mentor”
 APR
Networking Event B & Announcement of Finalist Teams
3 MAY
Deadline of Submission of 5-minute Presentation (for Final Pitching Day) (on or before 11:00am)
8 MAY
Final Pitching Day
29 MAY
Awards Presentation Ceremony

LALASPEAK

LALASPEAK is a professional firm that utilizes cutting-edge technology to promote English pronunciation learning in Hong Kong.

To begin with, customers need to fill in a form online to use our services. They have to fill in their personal details and needs analysis, so our firm could understand their needs in improving their pronunciation. There are three different plans for customers to choose. After that, they can pay online or bank in money.

After their payment, customers will receive an account and graded diagnostic passages. These diagnostic passages contain common mistakes in pronunciation made by Hong Kongers. These common mistakes are derived from a huge database of spoken English with big data technology. Clients need to read a passage aloud and record their voices. Then, they have to upload it to our website through their account.

After receiving the recordings from our clients, our professional linguists will listen to our clients’ recordings and analyse the recording with professional software and spectrograms. Then, they will provide advice to our clients through Whatsapp, Skype or they will meet face-to-face. Our profession linguists received standard training in phonetics and phonology, and they can read spectrograms and judge whether a word is pronounced correctly or not. Our firm plans to collaborate with the phonology lab in Hong Kong Baptist University.

There will be follow up practices upon the request of clients if they choose Plan B and Plan C. If clients choose Plan C, they will also receive pronunciation videos and learning materials regularly. They can also discuss learning issues on a platform.

For more information, please contact dare.to.change@ydc.org.hk

The Finalist Team, Mr. Edmund Cheung, Executive Director, Private Equity Division, Bank of China International

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