Jóu sàhn! Néih hóu! Ngóh giu jouh “John”! Néih giu māt yéh méng a? (Good Morning! Hello! My name is John! What’s yours?)
Ngóh hóu leng jái! Néih hóu leng núi! (I am a handsome guy! You are a pretty girl!)
Now that you are in Hong Kong! Do you desire to speak to the 6 million local people in their native language and get to feel being a part of the Cantonese culture?
Join us for the “Cantonese Class for Expats” on Thursdays.
This is a beginner’s course, a unit of 8 classes, covering practical topics. We structure the course in such a way that each class is a standalone, so participants can start with any one class, or even skip a class and can still learn something useful. Handouts are provided each class.
Date/Time: Thursdays 12:45-2:00pm
Venue: Starbucks, 1/F 39 Queen’s Road Central
Price: HK$100. Each class
The Classes are from 12:45 to 2:00pm
12:45-1:00pm casual conversation to put into practice what you’ve learnt
1:00-1:45pm learning new materials - vocab, phrases, dialogue/ exchanges
1:45-2:00pm repetition to consolidate learning
May 9 - Greetings & People
May 16 - Eating & Drinking
May 23 - More on Eating & Reserve a Table by Phone
May 30 - Shopping & Money
June 6 - Time & Reading the Clock
June 13 - Transport & Weather
June 19 - Describing Units, Parts of the Body
June 27 - Office Telephone Conversation
The idea of teaching Cantonese came from a casual exchange between me (hosting a meetup event) and a participant who was new in town. I said “Cantonese is easy to learn” and she was surprised ‘cos she has been told again and again it is very difficult. So I decided to take up this challenge and make Cantonese easy and fun to learn for expats.
Mag Ma was born and raised in Hong Kong (with Cantonese as mother tongue) and spent 10 years in Toronto, Canada. She was formally trained as an ESL teacher and taught English in Marymount Secondary School for 3 years. She also holds a Bachelor Degree of Education from the UK.