Cantonese – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Cantonese in London? Join one of our part-time Cantonese courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Cantonese courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Cantonese you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Cantonese course.

Who is this class for?

Cantonese Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Cantonese.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Cantonese for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Cantonese for about 40 hours.


You can book:

  • each part for £235 (£260 after 25 March)*

Bookings are now closed however, it may still be possible to join. Please contact us at [email protected], giving your first and last name with the language, level (e.g. Beginner) and part you are interested in and we will be in touch.

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2018 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
14 January 2019 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 April 2019 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Booking closed

Course content

Our Cantonese lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1


In this term, we will cover:

  • radicals of Chinese characters
  • Cantonese phonetic system
  • numbers up to 100 million
  • public amenities; description of functions
  • simple description of a town
  • useful expressions of greetings
  • leisure activities


You will learn:

  • singular and plural personal pronouns and possessive pronouns
  • usage of various adjectives forms
  • closed questions forms
  • open-end questions forms
  • using adverbs (dak1)
  • measure words, 4 syllables vocabulary combination

Part 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
  • usage of various conjunctions to form a valid sentence (tung4), (dou1)
  • grammar words used in different tenses (gan2) (zo2)
  • to express someone’s desire using (soeng2) (jiu3)

Part 3


In this term, we will cover:

  • prices and discounts
  • Dim Sum
  • direction and position
  • travelling in Hong Kong


You will learn:

  • various questions forms (bin1 go2), (bin1 dou6), (gei2 si4), (mat1 je5)
  • use of conjunctions (zung6)
  • use of position words, (soeng6), (haa6) (zo2) (jau6)
  • use of adverb of degree (hou2) (gei2) (m4)

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.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
One Part: 15 April – 21 June 2019​
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

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

Monday classes will be affected by bank holidays on 22 April, 6 May and 27 May. Students will be notified of catch-up arrangements before the start of term.