LingoClass Cantonese School
Our group lessons are tailored to our students needs with no more than 8 students in any one class. This environment is the ideal setting to develop your Cantonese skills with like-minded people .
Our expert teaching team make it their mission to expose you to authentic language from day 1, helping you to communicate quickly and effectively.
Upcoming face-to-face Central London Course Dates
You can view the range of weekly Cantonese group courses in our Central London locations below. To view the detailed curriculum for each course, go to the course descriptions section or visit the booking section to reserve a place.
Cantonese Course Descriptions
To understand what will be covered in each course, simply click on your chosen level below. Once you've found the right course for you, visit the booking section to reserve a space.
Japanese Beginner Level 1In the 6 week course you will explore a variety of interesting topics: Lesson 1: Introducing yourself / Greeting in Japanese Culture: How to greet to people in Japan Lesson 2: Asking for directions-1 Culture: Tips for cheap travel in Japan Lesson 3: Asking for directions-2 Culture: Subway stations in Japan Lesson 4: Shopping in Japan-1(asking for the price) Culture: Gift giving culture in Japan Lesson 5: Shopping in Japan-2(clothing shopping) Culture: Japanese traditional clothing Lesson 6: Convenience stores and restaurants Culture: Do and Do not in Japan
Japanese Upper Beginner Level 1 (JLPT N5-N1)Over the 10 week course you will explore a variety of interesting topics: Lesson 1: Respond to greetings Lesson 2: At the electronics store 1 Lesson 3: Using question words in Japanese Lesson 4: At the electronics store 2 Lesson 5: Counter suffix in Japanese Lesson 6: Yesterday’s shopping 1 Lesson 7: Past affirmative and past negative Lesson 8: Yesterday’s shopping 2 Lesson 9: Emphasize an action was not / is not / will not be done at all Lesson 10: Final revision & culture activity
Chinese Beginner Level 1In the 6 week course you will explore a variety of interesting topics: Greeting How to introduce one’s name and nationality Expressing time, years, months and dates How to ask prices and talk about money Ordering food, making requests and paying the bill Talking about family, occupations and age How to make and answer phone calls
Chinese Upper Beginner Level 1 (HSK 2)Chinese Uppper Beginner Level 1 is ideal for anyone around HSK2 level. This means the student can read some basic Chinese characters and is able to greet people, introduce oneself and understand simple phrases. To find out what level you are, you can take our free HSK Level Quiz.
Chinese Intermediate Level 1 (HSK 3)Chinese Intermediate Level 1 is ideal for anyone around HSK3 level. This means the student can confidently read simple Chinese characters and can participate in simple conversations about a variety of topics. To find out what level you are, you can take our free HSK Level Quiz.
We love teaching Cantonese Chinese and believe our school has achieved the success it has because of its students. We're extremely dedicated to making our Cantonese courses the best they can possibly be and positive reviews mean the world to us. We're very proud of our Google ranking and continue to do all we can to to make it grow even further. We hope you'll join us and leave a review of your own very soon!
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"Since secondary school I have taken many different tuition lessons, private and group lessons. I can say will full confidence that lingo class lessons are the best I’ve ever had. All staff are amazing and super helpful. Would definitely recommend :)"
Cantonese Course Certificates
After completing your language course you will be issued a LingoClass certificate acknowledging which level you have reached. Certificates start out white for beginner level and go all the way up to gold for higher level language learning.
You can browse the range of certificates below. We hope you will make it all the way to the top!
After completing the beginner level course you will be awarded the white level certificate. This is the first step of your journey.
After completing the upper beginner level course you will be awarded the bronze level certificate. This shows true dedication to the language.
After completing the intermediate level course you will be awarded the silver level certificate. You will now be able to hold a conversation and communicate effectively in a variety of situations..
After completing the upper intermediate level course you will be awarded the gold level certificate. You are now well on the road to fluency. Keep up the good work!
What are the benefits of learning Cantonese Chinese with us?
While Mandarin Chinese has grown in popularity in recent years, Cantonese is also a tremendously useful language. Cantonese is the second largest language in China by volume in speakers and is most prevalent in the south of the country and in Hong Kong.
In fact, Cantonese is a cornerstone of Hong Kong culture. Without it, you’re missing opportunities to connect with new people and truly grasp the mentality of the population who’ve made Hong Kong the dynamic place that it is today. Invest in Cantonese and you’re providing yourself with an opportunity to connect with authentic Hong Kong culture.
Hong Kong and Britain
Hong Kong and the UK have a rich historical relationship, meaning immigrants from both sides are regularly found in the other country. There are long standing business and family ties that bring our two cultures closer together and help us learn from one another.
Since the main language spoken in Hong Kong is Cantonese, learning how to speak and read in Cantonese can be incredibly useful for anyone wishing to visit or relocate for work. Even a basic knowledge of the language can really help to show your interest and set you apart.
The UK's Chinese Community
It is because of this long standing relationship that the majority of the Chinese community in the UK is made up of Hong Kong Chinese, most of whom speak Cantonese as their first language. If you visit a restaurant or bakery in Chinatown for example, the people serving you are most likely Cantonese speakers.
For this reason, many students who want to learn and practice speaking Chinese in the UK choose to learn Cantonese rather than Mandarin as they will have far more opportunity to do so.
Mandarin and Cantonese
Mandarin and Cantonese are essential languages to know to fully understand Chinese culture. Both are tonal, but Cantonese has six tones while Mandarin only has four. In addition, Cantonese is based on traditional Chinese characters while Mandarin speakers often learn simplified characters (although many can read both).
Furthermore, when you learn the traditional radicals (the part of a Chinese character that often denotes meaning), it will be easier for you to understand the simplified radicals in Mandarin, enhancing your overall language ability, similar to an English speaker learning Latin.
Do you love kung-fu movies and Chinese cinema? If so, Cantonese may just be the language for you. In the 70s and 80s, Hong Kong cinema boomed and gave us some of the best loved Chinese movie stars we still see on our screens today. Jackie Chan for example, has made more than 150 films in the martial arts genre, most of which are filmed in Cantonese.
If you want to be able to follow the subtitles and truly understand kung-fu films then Cantonese is probably the most useful language you can learn.