Learn Cantonese in Hong Kong – Intensive Cantonese Courses
Intensive 24 & Intensive 15 – Cantonese Courses
If you would like to learn Cantonese in Hong Kong, both our Intensive 24 Cantonese Course and our Intensive 15 Cantonese Course offer local and overseas students full-time study at our (Hong Kong) Centre with Hong Kong Immigration Department student visa sponsorship included.
The courses are based on either 24 hours per week or 15 hours per week of general Cantonese language study; the choice is yours. What’s more, our flexible class schedule allows you to choose either AM or PM classes.
Are These Cantonese Courses Right For You?
- Yes, if you are beginner, intermediate or advanced level
- Yes, if you enjoy small classes with friendly and supportive classmates from around the world!
- Yes, if you like to study hard in a fun and relaxed environment
- Yes, if you want to quickly improve your fluency, understanding, and use of Cantonese Chinese in real-life situations
- Yes, if you want to learn to speak Cantonese in Hong Kong
Intensive 24 – Cantonese Course
Joining our Intensive 24 Cantonese Course will provide you with the best learning environment to improve your level and maximize your ability to use real Cantonese Chinese in real-life situations. Our friendly, professional native-Cantonese teachers will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills by giving you a practical understanding of the Chinese language, cultural aspects and the nuances needed to communicate on all levels. Your Intensive 24 Cantonese Course can be tailored to include group classes and private one-to-one lessons to focus on your learning needs. These can include: HKU exams, Traditional Chinese characters, reading and writing or preparation for interviews etc.
Intensive 15 ~ Cantonese Course
Just like Intensive 24, our Intensive 15 Cantonese Course aims to focus on fluency and maximize your ability to use real Chinese in real-life situations. Again, our friendly, professional native-Cantonese teachers will help to strengthen your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills by imparting a practical understanding of the Chinese language and culture how best to use it. Opting for our Intensive 15 Cantonese Course gives you the opportunity to study Monday to Friday in small friendly groups made up of students from all over the world, all with a common goal: to become fluent users of Cantonese Chinese and learn in a relaxed, fun and safe environment.
What To Expect From Our Intensive Cantonese Courses in Hong Kong
Real Cantonese Chinese
- Learn how real Cantonese Chinese is spoken and used in the real world
- Practice speaking with accurate tones and grammar
- Study Chinese characters and PINYIN/YALE reading systems
- Study cultural aspects to help communicate with native-speakers
- Practical conversation skill
- Study Cantonese vocabulary for all situations
- Learn about modern Cantonese slang and idioms
All your Q Language Cantonese lessons in Hong Kong will be created for a specific topic or theme. The language skills and grammar are taught within the framework of the topic and are designed to help you apply all you have learned in a natural way. This means you will build confidence using Cantonese Chinese in any environment now and in your future
We are very proud of our teaching staff at Q Language. Their role is not only to teach you, but to give you ongoing support, encouragement, advice and feedback on your progress in class. They will also be there to help and advise on all aspects of living in Hong Kong. This creates a comfortable study environment so our teachers can guide you through your Cantonese Chinese language goals and maximize your learning.
We combine keys skills with practical situations during each week of your study to give you a wonderful balance of classes. As part of your course, we include excursions with your class and teaching staff so you can enjoy Cantonese Chinese in the vibrant and exciting surroundings of Hong Kong. Our years of experience has helped us design courses to suit the modern language student.
Classroom Materials Language For the 21st Century
We offer the latest textbooks in from Hong Kong University plus supplementary authentic resources, such as magazines and newspapers, videos, Internet and audio to give you a better appreciation and understanding how Cantonese Chinese is actually used in the real world. All materials are included in your course so you just have to sit back and enjoy your Cantonese Chinese classes.
Language For the 21st Century
At Q Language we truly believe in students taking a full and active part in lessons. In this ever changing world, we understand that you need a wide range of skills to overcome any language obstacle. Our aim is for Q Language students to leave us fully able to demonstrate Chinese language accuracy, fluency, and confidence in any situation.
For cost details and further information: contact us.
Why Learn Cantonese?
Learning a new language is an extraordinary skill. It enables you to expand your horizons immeasurably; the best part being that it makes it a whole lot easier to interact with people from another country. That said, figuring out what language you should learn can be a bit tricky, but for a lot of people, learning Cantonese will be an excellent option. Cantonese is the second spoken Chinese language (or dialect). It is spoken in 13 countries worldwide and it has more than 73.4 million people who use it as their native language. Just think about that for a moment - that’s a heck of a lot of new people you could potentially communicate with, isn’t it?
Why it Makes Sense to Learn Cantonese in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a pivotal economic center for the world. One of the best things about it is that it allows you to connect with new companies and create major business opportunities not just in Asia but with the rest of the world. Speaking the native language is a great advantage and it will certainly make you stand out, especially if you are a westerner. Most locals in Hong Kong speak Cantonese, so you will find it a great asset to learn this dialect as best you can. Once you learn Cantonese you will have no problem becoming a part of the local community. In fact, you’ll soon learn just how rewarding it can be to chat with locals on a day-to-day basis, make new Chinese friends and perhaps even communicate on a whole new level with your (Cantonese) partner’s family – if you happen to have one. You’ll easily connect with business partners a whole lot easier too. Hong Kong is also one of the best educational hubs in the world and there are excellent language schools specialising in Chinese courses to be found all over this great world city.
Learning Cantonese Is Easier Than You Think
A lot of people step away from Chinese and Cantonese in general because they believe it’s hard to learn. But the reality is that Cantonese is a spoken dialect that does not have a massive grammar complexity at all. Cantonese is a tonal language (or dialect) and it actually shares the same syntax and grammar as Mandarin Chinese - in fact some words are pronounced exactly the same. As a result, if you learn Cantonese it will be fairly quick and easy to adapt to learning Mandarin should you choose to do so. There’s also no need to worry about genders and cases with Cantonese as it has a very simple way of dealing with both of these. Once you’ve focussed on and developed the habit of listening for tonal distinctions and started producing them correctly in speech, you’ll soon realise just how easy learning Cantonese can be. In general, studying this fantastic Chinese dialect is a whole lot of fun.
Improve Your CV By Learning Cantonese
If you want to get a good job, it’s important to acquire as many new skills as possible. Improving your CV is all about learning new skills and adapting them to whatever industry you want to work in. And that’s why learning a new language can be so beneficial. It simply opens up numerous new opportunities – the potential of being bi-lingual or even multi-lingual is huge. Adding Cantonese to your skill set, particularly if you plan to live, work or do business in Hong Kong is will open many doors.
Learning to Speak Cantonese is a Great Way to Challenge Yourself
While learning a new language is particularly challenging, the best thing about learning Cantonese is that you get to challenge yourself even more. You could look upon it as your own goal for the upcoming year and continually improve for years to come. While Western people in particular sometimes see Cantonese as a hard language to learn, once you get to grips with the various tones, you will see that it really is quite simple. It’s actually a very interesting and fun language (or dialect) to master. We encourage you to take your time and learn Cantonese at your own pace be it with us at Q Language or elsewhere. From the business and social benefits to the fact that you get to continuously grow and challenge yourself while learning new language. It's safe to say that learning Cantonese, particularly here in Hong Kong, is a great idea. We encourage you to give it a shot, as this is an extraordinary language!
Note: If you're not quite ready for our Intensive Cantonese Course, check out our Small Group or Private Cantonese Classes