In-person & Online Cantonese Class for adults


Due to current circumstances, in-person classes have been suspended until further notice. The Summer online session will start May 1- Jul 24, 2021. 12 weeks of 1.5 hrs each class. The levels offered in this session are beginner  1, elementary, inter/ advanced as well as the Themed Lessons Half-filled Bucket Cantonese and Cantonese: To Impress Your In-Laws.


Elementary  Sat 9:30-11:00 (EST) CAD 264
(no class on June 12 )


Intermediate/ advanced : Thurs 18:00-19:30 CAD 264

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 會(wui3/ wui5) , 緊(gan2) , 咗 (zo2)
  • Question words
  • 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