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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 Course Dates

You can view the range of weekly Cantonese group courses 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.

Cantonese Beginner Level 1


Learn Cantonese with LingoClass! Your Cantonese course at LingoClass will expose you to authentic language through interactive activities with an emphasis on functional uses. There is a focus on oral communication and pronunciation as well as using language in real life situations. Course Fee: £300 Textbook: £35 - A Cantonese Book (This course comes with a textbook, which we will post to you. If you don't need one you can enter the code "lingoclass35" at checkout to avoid the book fee) Location: 33 Cannon Street, London EC4M 5SB - 2 mins from Mansion house station - 4 mins from St. Paul's station - 5 mins from Bank station​ Alternatively, you can choose to attend the class online Course Content: Over the 10 week course you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as: ​- Useful daily expressions. - Numbers 0-99 - What time is it ? ( describe the time ) - He is my friend. - How much is it ? ( shopping conversation ) - Buying food and drink - Asking directions Cultural Activities: Chinese calligraphy Each lesson also incorporates elements of Cantonese culture, helping you to share in the in Hong Kong and Guangdong lifestyle.




Cantonese Beginner Level 2


Learn Cantonese with LingoClass! Your Cantonese course at LingoClass will expose you to authentic language through interactive activities with an emphasis on functional uses. There is a focus on oral communication and pronunciation as well as using language in real life situations. Course Fee: £180 Textbook: £35 - A Cantonese Book (This course comes with a textbook, which we will post to you. If you don't need one you can enter the code "lingoclass35" at checkout to avoid the book fee) Location: 33 Cannon Street, London EC4M 5SB - 2 mins from Mansion house station - 4 mins from St. Paul's station - 5 mins from Bank station​ Alternatively, you can choose to attend the class online Course Content: Over the 6 week course you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as: - Buying food and drinks - What time do you go home? - I am busy - Restaturant conversation ( Dim Sum ) - A Chinese Dinner - Where do you live? - Location and places / Final revision Cultural Activities: Paper cutting (Online: Introduction to paper cutting) Each lesson also incorporates elements of Cantonese culture, helping you to share in the Hong Kong and Guangdong lifestyle.





 
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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 :)"

 

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.

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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.

Kung-Fu Movies

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.