Our Total Beginner Cantonese classes are designed for students with little to no background in Cantonese, and our engaging, professional teachers will guide you every step of the way.
Over the course of 5 to 8 weeks, you can expect to learn basic Cantonese conversation skills, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as get an introduction to the writing system. Using a textbook oriented toward the spoken language, students learn to speak Cantonese while engaging in lively conversations and role play.
Materials are not included in the cost of the class and are generally available in the $15 – $40 range. The textbook for this course, A Cantonese Book (3rd Edition), may be purchased online directly from the publishers or at the retailer of your choice.
Online Total Beginner Cantonese Classes meet once a week in small classes, with a minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 6. If there are 2 students enrolled, classes are 60 minutes. If there are 3 to 6 students enrolled, classes are 90 minutes.
Classes meet in Pacific Time and are held on Zoom.
In-Person Total Beginner Cantonese Classes meet once a week in small classes, with a minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 9. If there are 2 students enrolled, classes are 60 minutes. If there are 3 to 9 students enrolled, classes are 90 minutes.
Classes will meet at One Embarcadero Center, Lobby 1 in San Francisco.
Confirmation/Continuation of in-person classes are subject to CDC guidelines and may change based upon safety recommendations. Students must be fully vaccinated to join an in-person class and willing to show proof of vaccination upon request.
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Online enrollments are processed via our secure Mindbody portal.
To enroll over the phone, please call 415-295-4757.