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New database: Clarity English

Below is the new database which could be accessed via library website.

1. Clarity English

Six English language learning programs are selected from Clarity English program list:

Clear Pronunciation 1:
Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds) helps learners recognize and pronounce 43 English phonemes: vowels, consonants and diphthongs. The program includes over 1,000 audio clips and 50 videos which provide both comprehensive input for the sounds, and models for learners to copy. The Recorder enables users to record their voice and assess their pronunciation against a native speaker.

Clear Pronunciation 2:
In Clear Pronunciation 2 (Speech), students learn to put the sounds of English together in natural speech. This program helps them recognise and accurately produce word stress, sentence stress, consonant clusters, connected speech and intonation. By the end of the program, learners have a comprehensive understanding of the key features of English pronunciation.

Practical Writing:
Practical Writing helps students not just with the essays and reports they have to write in their academic work, but also with the job application personal profiles and letters they will need to write in their final year. For more information.

Road to IELTS Academic module:
Road to IELTS is online preparation and practice resource for IELTS. With over 120 hours of interactive activities, advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests, it is comprehensive, up-to-date and aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face. Road to IELTS is suitable for IELTS candidates from band score 4.5 upwards, and for institutions running IELTS preparation courses.

Study Skills Success:
Study Skills Success is for students in their final years at school and first year in higher education. It provides comprehensive coverage of skills and resources that will enable them to approach their academic studies effectively and with confidence.

Tense Buster:
Tense Buster, Clarity’s most popular program, helps learners improve their understanding of key grammar areas from some/any at Elementary level to phrasal verbs at Advanced level. The program is ideal as a self-access resource for extension or remedial work, or integrated into a course of study and used for classwork or homework.

The library has other databases available for HKSYU users, further information can be found here.

Hong Kong Book Fair 2016 香港書展2016



Dear faculty and students,

We all note that Hong Kong Book Fair 2016 is now open at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will be ended on 26th July 2016 (Tuesday). If you found some materials (e.g. books) that is good to the Library, please don’t hesitate to give us your recommendations via the following

URL: http://www.hksyu.edu.hk/lib/students/br/br_login.php
(Login is required)

We appreciate your input and our acquisition section shall process the information.

Best wishes,
HKSYU Library
21st July 2016



各位同學與教職員, 您好!





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  • Due to the move of vender’s Beijing Head Office and network upgrading work, INFOBANK Online Database Service (中國資訊行) will be temporarily suspended for the period from 22nd July 2016 to 29th July 2016.
    We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your attention.

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    Trial database: Kanopy

    Users are welcome to access the trial database through http://www.hksyu.edu.hk/lib/site/trial_new.htm

    If you have any comments about the trial databases, please send to pcomment@hksyu.edu

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