Phonetics is a science and a study of speech sounds. The sounds of human speech are very intricate and have been studied for centuries. Through the history of linguistics as a science, phonetics has always been an integral part of language acquisition. Noting with its paramount importance, the American Intercon Institute System conducted the 31st Phonetics Workshop for its students on December 29, 2016 at Toul Kork Campus. It was presented by our ESL teachers who have extensive expertise in linguistics.  The primary purposes of the workshop were to allow students to be acutely aware of how speech is produced using our speech organs, what are the properties of speech sounds in the air as they travel from the speaker’s mouth to the ear of the listener, and how we distinguish speech and recognize its structural components of certain phonetic symbols.