Language section number: 301

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Cantonese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world with historical significance. It retains the elegance of the ancient poetic Chinese language yet it is also a rapidly evolving language that is explicitly vibrant, expressive and creative.

Words are constantly invented and some words such as “Char Siu (barbecued marinated pork”, “Yum Cha (brunch involving Chinese tea and dim sum)”, “Add Oil (an exclamation expressing encouragement or support)” even got included into Oxford dictionary. It is a tonal language (6 tones!) so it is as musical as can be. It is a useful language if you want to dive into international business or ancient Chinese studies. People around the world are actively promoting the use of Cantonese and its culture against the global hegemony in recent years especially in regions like Hong Kong and United States. Join us in support of the movement and explore the rich and colorful culture! 

Elementary level 

101 (Tutor: Dolphin Law):  Students will learn basic conversational and survival Cantonese elements such as the 6 tones and 9 pitches, numbers and prices, greetings and self introduction, shopping and bargaining, describing weather conditions and directions, ordering food, as well as traveling. The lessons will be conducted in Cantonese with either English and/or Mandarin Chinese depending on class needs. Students will have the opportunity to practice both oral and listening skills through dialogues and role plays. The exam is conducted orally with no requirements on Chinese reading or writing. 

学习基本粤语对话范畴例如九声六调, 价格和讲价, 自我介绍, 天气与路线, 旅游和點菜. 课堂将按需要以粤语配合英语或国语授课, 学生透过对话和角色扮演练习实践, 考试为口语考核模式.

102 (Tutor: Dolphin Law): Students will continue practicing Cantonese basic structure using day to day conversation on topics related to holidays, making travel reservations, report complaints, health issues, city description and job hunting.

Students will learn basic grammar and new vocabulary on related topics. The lesson will be conducted in Cantonese and sometimes in English when necessary. Students will be able to express preferences, compare and contrast facts, and state reasoning. 

在102學生會學習廣東話的 詞匯 常用文法 句子組成. 課堂亦用 對話方式學習 題目包括: 節日 旅行預約 投訴 健康 城市 及 找工作等等.

Intermediate and advanced levels (Tutor: Gloria Yim Ping Ng)

Students will learn Cantonese colloquial language through fun role-play dialogue practice, 

Students will also appreciate and recite Chinese Literature with practicing Chinese traditional character. Evaluation includes monologues (Composition & Reading the passages,  Recite Poems and Read Sung Ci ) and follow-up questions.


The purpose of this course is to enhance students' Cantonese communication skills, self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and understanding Hong Kong society (food and entertainment culture, transport facilities, social welfare, education and health care system, old industrial development and today's financial center ). Motivate students’ interests towards today's Hong Kong society and encourage them to travel freely to Hong Kong. Role-play dialogue and Cantonese songs will also be included in the evaluation.

Admission qualifications: taken Cantonese 101 or 102 or equivalent level or got the approval from tutor Gloria via Wechat interview

Intermediate level 1 ( 201 and 202 ): 可以普通的同一步认识广东话。由本校导师用地道的准的广東话教词汇用俚潮流用堂上用角色扮演的形式学学到的知可以及时发挥. 程目的是了提高同的广东话沟通能力、自信心、交往技巧认识香港社娱乐文化交通福利育和制度业发展和今商增强同们对现今香港社认识去香港自由行. 每堂worksheet.

:曾本校广东话101或者102或者具有同水平同.或經吳老師 Wechat 聯絡面談 審批.

For students who already have the basic Cantonese level to continue their studies. Cantonese is the main language in the classroom. The contents include current topics (news, entertainments, leisures, movie watching, etc.) which are closely related to daily life to enhance students' speaking and listening skills and to deepen their understanding of the life and culture of Hong Kong. In addition, this course adds literary and cultural appreciation: learning Tang Shi and Song Ci in Cantonese, writing traditional characters with Mao Bi, appreciation and painting traditional Chinese painting. Role-play dialogue will also be included in the evaluation.

Admission qualifications: taken Cantonese class 201 or 202 or equivalent level. 

IIntermediate Level 2 ( 297 A and 297 B ): 适合已具广东话的同继续进. 堂用广东话为主要. 容包括跟日常生活息息相热门话题如新娱乐广东话及用加强同能力和提升聆听技巧而加深认识和了解香港的生活文化. 此外,程增添了文及文化元素用广东话学习和宋用毛笔学习书写写繁体字授欣绘画国画四君子堂趣味等. 每堂worksheet作引.


For students with intermediate level Cantonese, aim to obtain the qualification of minor in Cantonese. In classes, slangs, idioms and Chao languages are used to form sentences, and Cantonese grammar is used as an assessment of students' writing ability. This course focuses on the oral expression ability of students. Students have to use their own words and colloquial Cantonese language to complete the short essays about different social and cultural topics in Hong Kong as classroom sharing. Strict requirements for Cantonese pronunciation (consonant, vowel, tone). Students are required to read the text in Cantonese with accuracy and fluency. 

Admission qualifications: taken Cantonese 202, 297A or 297B or equivalent level.

 Advanced Level ( 301 and 302 ): 适合已具程度广东话的同继续进可以取得修广东话. 堂用生语来造句又以活活用广东话文法作考核同作能力. 程着重同的口能力,要用自己的思完成不同香港社及文化话题的短文作为课堂分享. 导师对的广东话发、韵母、格要求. 用准确及流的广东话读课文篇章. 每堂worksheet作引.


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