Cantonese Courses

  • Cantonese Training 廣東話課程
    1. Quick Start Cantonese Course
    2. Cantonese Beginner Course
    3. Intermediate Cantonese Course
    4. 廣東話初班
    5. 廣東話中班
    6. 廣東話高班
  • 2.Cantonese Training 廣東話課程

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    a.Quick Start Cantonese Course

    This course is designed for learners who want to learn Cantonese It in a lively and fast way. We help you increase your word power, vocabulary in each chapter. We will also consolidate what you have learned by doing exercises in the class.

    Total Hours: 20
    Suggested Frequency: Once a week
    Duration of each Lesson: 1-2 hour(s)

    Learning Objectives:
    Students will be able to

        • Use Cantonese to exchange information and to communicate their ideas
        • Read and write in Cantonese Phonetics
        • Speaks some simple sentences and vocabulary in daily life

    Business Owner Assisting Customer

    Topics:

        • What is Cantonese?
        • Cantonese Phonetics
        • Meeting Friends
        • Eating
        • Shopping
        • Life
        • Transportation in Hong Kong
        • Phone Calls
        • Dim Sum Karaoke
        • Doctor Consultation
        • Travel in Hong Kong

    Textbook:

        • LEE, Y-P Cream and KATAOKA, Shin. (2013). A Short Cut To Cantonese. Hong Kong: Greenwood Press.

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    b.Cantonese Beginner Course

    The General Cantonese course is for Cantonese beginners, especially recommended for people living in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong is an international city, people are accustomed to speaking English. You will have no problem for survival without knowing a word of Cantonese. However, without knowing any Cantonese, you are limiting yourself in exploring the exciting culture of Hong Kong. This course will be delivered in a fun way! Besides classroom lessons, Sunny Day will take students to famous dim sum restaurants, visit heritages and monuments, explore many of Hong Kong’s street markets, sample the fresh seafood on the outlying islands, go on a boat trip or hike to escape the city’s hustle and bustle, etc. Children are also welcome to join this course.

    Total Hours: 45

    Suggested Frequency: Once a week

    Duration of each Lesson: 1.5 hours

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    Learning Objectives:
    Students will be able to:

        • Use daily expressions correctly
        • Make simple sentences with the “Subject+Verb+Object” sentence structure
        • have a basic knowledge in the history and geography in Hong Kong
        • buy and shop by using simple Cantonese words
        • communicate (to the driver)in a public transport
        • make sense of the table manner in a Chinese meal
        • hunting for food and drink around the city

    Topics

        • Introduction to Chinese Language
        • Yale Phonetic System or “Jyutping Phonetic System”
        • 6 Tones in Cantonese
        • Numbers
        • Money
        • Useful Daily Expressions
        • Directions
        • Date and Time
        • Introducing a friend
        • Shopping for clothes
        • Buying food and drink
        • Inviting woman/man for a movie
        • Gossip
        • Talking to people in the office
        • Dim Sum
        • A Chinese Meal
        • Where do you live?
        • Weather
        • Location
        • Tour in Hong Kong
        • “Tenses” in Cantonese

    Textbook:

    Chan, Kwok Kin and Hung, Betty. (2009) A Cantonese Book Third Edition. Hong Kong, Greenwood Press.

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    c.Intermediate Cantonese Course

    This course is meant for people who have some prior knowledge of Cantonese and have a strong desire to learn and a need for its use as soon as possible. The aim of the course is to introduce the fundamental structure of the Cantonese language, as well as common and useful Cantonese vocabulary, phrases and expressions that can immediately be put to use in daily life. Especially, if you have already finished our Cantonese Beginner Course. We will help you to enrich your vocabulary in this course.
    Total Hours: 45
    Suggested Frequency: Once a week
    Duration of each Lesson: 1.5 Hours

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    Learning Objectives:
    Students will be able to:

        • Say hello
        • Address people with title
        • To use the verb “heui” to go
        • To use the verb “hai” to be located
        • To Ask how many how much?
        • To talk about families
        • To talk about nationalities
        • Use correct measure words
        • Tell the time
        • Talk about an event
        • To tell the purpose of a journey
        • Order food
        • Find the way
        • Taking public transportation

    Topics:

        • Phonetics System
        • Tones
        • Greeting
        • Location
        • Accommodation
        • Money exchange
        • Self-introduction
        • Getting to know a new friend
        • Chinese friend
        • Chatting with a friend
        • Looking for a place
        • What is this
        • Ordering Food
        • Having dim sum
        • Buying and bargaining
        • Taking public transportation
        • Finding your way

    Textbook:

    CHOW, Bun Ching. (2009) Cantonese for Everyone. Hong Kong, The Commercial Press.

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    d.廣東話初班

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    課程簡介:本中心廣東話班是為普通話人編寫的一套課程,共分初、中、高三班。主要供大學在校學生和社會上業餘進修人士學習使用粵語,也可供其他地方來港人士或留學生使用。

    初班課程希望藉生活化的情景、實用的詞語和密集的說話和語音練習提高學生的粵語能力。本課程包含學生經常討論的話題及親身接觸到的各種語境。

    共三十課,每課兩小時,總共六十小時

    主要討論題目:

        • 粵語拼音方案、簡單會話
        • 數字、日期、時間
        • 問路、問候朋友
        • 食物、水果及點餐
        • 港式點心、酒樓
        • 購物、交通工具
        • 中醫西醫、香港醫療福利及社會保障
        • 香港歷史、景點、掌故
        • 娛樂圈、八卦
        • 粵語流行曲

    課本:
    吳偉平 & 李兆麟 (Eds.). (2014). 粵語速成 (初級教材). 香港: 商務印書館.

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    e.廣東話中班

    中班簡介: 本課程一共有十課,每課以話題為中心,課堂上會練若干段對話或短講。每課課文的文字都配有羅馬拼音,方便對照。通過操練,使學生能記住漢字的粵語讀音。

    共三十課,每課兩小時,總共六十小時

    主要討論題目:

        • 居住環境
        • 香港食物
        • 潮流服飾
        • 交通工具
        • 報警及緊急情況
        • 文娛活動
        • 了解民生
        • 保護環境
        • 社會問題
        • 教育制度

    課本:
    吳偉平 & 沈敏瑜 (Eds.). (2014). 粵語速成 (中級教材). 香港: 商務印書館.

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    f.廣東話高班

    高班簡介:由於初班和高班基本上已覆蓋了粵普對照,高級教材不會再講語法,課文中需要詳細解釋的語法,學生需自行在課本上參閱。本課程針對粵普之間有明顯差異的發音,練習正音,使學生能說一口純正粵語。

    共三十課,每課兩小時,總共六十小時

    主要討論題目:

        • 年青一代
        • 假期
        • 娛樂圈
        • 體育
        • 政策
        • 投資
        • 樓市
        • 科技
        • 招聘
        • 價值觀

    課本:
    吳偉平 & 陳智樑 (Eds.). (2014). 粵語速成 (高級教材). 香港: 商務印書館.

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