Mou saai si gaan! Your time is too precious to be wasted.
At LearnDialect.sg, we want to help you listen and speak basic conversational Cantonese in the shortest time possible. This Cantonese course – conducted in English – is perfect for beginners, even if you don’t have any Mandarin background. Ready for your highly-focused Cantonese course?
Our April workshop (19 & 26 April 2020, 9am to 1pm) has been fully booked. If you wish to be on the waiting list, please indicate in the “comment section” of the form below.
Spoken Cantonese Made Easy
Taught in English
Absolutely no Mandarin background required
Learn and practise with fellow participants
Unlock shortcuts for accelerated learning
What Makes Our Cantonese Course Different?
Vocabulary-Building, the Singaporean Way
A big part of your beginner’s course is to build up your Singapore Cantonese vocabulary. Besides learning about the basic traits of Singapore Cantonese, you will be given comprehensive notes which cover many topics. In addition, your tutor makes extensive effort to listen and correct your pronunciation. In this way, you will have an easier time learning Cantonese.
Efficient-Learning through Creative & Fun Practices!
Traditional language classes spend many sessions building vocabulary by repeating each word after the tutor for x times. For us, we believe that if learning is not fun, you will lose the motivation to learn. Hence, it would not be effective even if you sit through multiple lessons. In fact, this has been proven many times by influential researchers (e.g. Dulay & Burt, 1997; Krashen, 1982).
This is why during your 2 x 4-hour Cantonese Course, you’ll be engaged in many games right at the start of the course. We don’t want to give your surprises away, but let’s just say, with so many activities, you can be assured that time flies by in a flash. In addition, you will walk away with an improved standard of Singapore Cantonese.
Cantonese Course Requirements
To create a conducive learning environment for everyone, we have 3 basic requirements for this Cantonese Course:
- No or minimal background in Cantonese. This workshop is strictly for beginners. In this way, everyone learns at the same pace together.
- Positive learning attitude. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. You will be in a safe environment to ask questions and satisfy your curiosity.
- Have fun! Yes, let your hair down. Who says learning has to be boring? The more fun you have, the better you can retain information.
And yes, we want to know you on a more personal basis too! This helps us make learning more practical and applicable in your daily lives. Thus, in the application form, do remember to share with us why you want to learn Cantonese as well as the topics (as listed below) that you are most interested in!
For example, are you learning Cantonese to communicate with your grandparents? Or are you working in the healthcare industry and would need to know some medical terms or give instructions in Cantonese?
Cantonese Course Outline
- Basic Phrases for Daily Conversations
- Numbers, Time & Dates
- Hobbies & Daily Activities
- Common Body Parts & Medical Terms
- Cantonese Slangs and Idioms for Everyday Use
- Tips & Tricks for Picking Up Cantonese Faster
Simple refreshments – water, coffee, tea – will be provided. Hurray!
A certificate of completion will be awarded when you complete both sessions. Hurray! Hurray!
Selected applicants will be contacted via phone and email. Application will close once the class is full.
“Perfect for a beginner’s crash course. You have covered all I need to know to continue and practice. Appreciate all the efforts!” ~ Sammie
“The facilitator is very patient & helpful in answering my questions. Super love the materials, especially the cheatsheet! It helps to make the Cantonese sentences sound more authentic!” ~ Jeaneve
“Basic conversational sentences were taught well. Thus it puts me in a great position to converse causally with the people of Hong Kong.” ~ Wei Yang