Online Cantonese Class for adults


The Autumn online session will start on 13 Sep- 11 Dec 2022, 12 weeks, 1.5 hours each. The levels offered in this session are beginner 1 & 3, inter/ advanced as well as a new Read & Write class. (Please get in touch if you are interested in Read & Write class)

Beginner 1 : Thurs 19:30-21:00 (ET) CAD 264
Sep 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8

Beginner 3: Tue 19:30-21:00 (ET) CAD 264

Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6


Inter-Advanced : Sun 9:30-11:00 (ET) CAD 264
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11

Read & Write: TBC


*Once the term has started, we are sorry that no refund is possible except certain circumstances such as emergency or health concerns in which case an administration fee will be charged. Thank you for your understanding.*

Referral Discount

Students will get a $20 off if a new student is successfully referred to any class and both of you register in the same session. Applicable on group class only  (min. 4 students).

Beginner 1 course highlights:

Textbook: Teach Yourself Cantonese by Hugh Baker and Ho Pui-Kei

  • Basic greetings (name, occupation, nationality)
  • Make simple questions with the negation word 唔 (m4)
  • Possession 嘅 (ge3)  
  • First 5 classifiers
  • Numbers, year, month, days and time
  • Aspect markers 緊 (gan2) , 咗 (zo2)
  • Auxiliary verb 會 (wui3, wui5)
  • Question word
  • Teach Yourself Cantonese chapter 1, 2
  • Speaking and listening exercises

Beginner 2 course highlights:

Textbook: Teach Yourself Cantonese by Hugh Baker and Ho Pui-Kei

  • Introduction of 48 Chinese radicals in 12 weeks (optional depending on students' interest)
  • Aspect markers 咗 (zo2) and  過 (gwo3)
  • More classifiers
  • Family and address
  • Price and currency
  • Comparison ( 過 gwo3 and 啲di1) 
  • Teach Yourself Cantonese chapter 3, 4
  • Speaking and listening exercises through role play, games etc
  • Reinforce the use of question words through speaking

Beginner 3 course highlights:

Textbook: Teach Yourself Cantonese by Hugh Baker and Ho Pui-Kei

  • 48 Chinese Radicals in 12 weeks (optional depending on students' interest)
  • More classifiers (11 classifiers)
  • Passive voice: 將 (zoeng1) and 比 (bei2)/ 被 (bei6)
  • Transportation and directions
  • Colors and shopping
  • Use of before/ after 
  • Aspect markers 完 (jyun4), 倒 (dou2), 晒 (saai3) 
  • Teach Yourself Cantonese chapter 5, 6
  • Speaking and listening exercises through role plays, songs, games etc. 
  • Speaking around past/future events, description of events/ people, basic commentary, expression of emotions etc.


Elementary course highlights:

Textbook: Teach Yourself Cantonese by Hugh Baker and Ho Pui-Kei

  • 48 Chinese Radicals in 12 weeks (optional depending on students' interest)
  • More classifiers (19 classifiers)
  • More aspect markers 
  • 得 v.s 可以
  • Relative clause
  • Hobbies
  • Weather
  • Teach Yourself Cantonese chapter 7, 8
  • Speaking and listening exercises through creative exercises, role plays, games, discussions etc. 
  • Speaking around events with conjunctions to convey a more complex idea, more advanced commentaries, expressing your opinions etc.



Inter-Advanced course highlights:

Textbook: Teach Yourself Cantonese by Hugh Baker and Ho Pui-Kei

  • At this level, students should be able to follow the class which is 90% of time in Cantonese
  • Classes focus mainly on speaking as students are supposed to have had a grasp of basic grammar and syntax. More complex grammar notions will be mentioned whenever required
  • Speaking exercises revolve around social, cultural or even political commentaries
  • Reading and writing can be taught if there's a demand