Cantonese – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Cantonese in London with our part-time Cantonese evening courses.

Language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Cantonese courses with us. You can also join a Cantonese evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Cantonese.

This Cantonese evening language course follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This level is the first exposure to the Cantonese language for beginners (Term 1), allowing you to start to communicate. You have no or little previous knowledge of the Cantonese language.


You can book:

  • each term individually for £225 (£214 alumni fee*)
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530 (£504 alumni fee*)

*Please contact us at [email protected] to book using your alumni discount.

Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
29 September 2016 Term 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started
12 January 2017 Term 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started
13 April 2017 Term 3 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1


In this term, we will cover:

  • radicals of Chinese characters
  • the Cantonese phonetic system
  • numbers up to 100 million
  • public amenities, description of functions
  • making a comment about a place
  • leisure activities


You will learn:

  • plural personal pronouns
  • possessive pronouns
  • use of various adjectives forms
  • closed questions forms
  • open-end questions forms
  • use of various conjunctions to form a valid sentence
  • using adverbs (dak1)
  • measure words, four-syllable vocabulary combination

Term 2


In this term, we will cover:

  • describing people
  • rooms at home
  • facilities in a hotel
  • in a Hong Kong Style café
  • food and drinks


You will learn:

  • comparison between written and spoken Chinese
  • vocabulary and simple sentence structures
  • grammar words used in different tenses

Term 3


In this term, we will cover:

  • prices and discounts
  • dim sum
  • language and culture
  • travelling in Hong Kong


You will learn:

  • closed questions and open-end questions forms
  • use of simple conjunctions

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Cantonese for Everyone throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017
April cohort*: 10 April – 21 July 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2017
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2017

*Please note that not every language has a January or April cohort.