• Learn Cantonese

    Links to online educational resources for learning & practicing Cantonese

    Cantonese Alliance of North America

    An important hub of Cantonese language materials, including apps, dictionaries, romanisation and Chinese character converters, plus Language Resources section.

    Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Self-learning resources (Jyutping romanisation) including reference materials (Sounds and Tones 聲母、韻母, Hong Kong Culture 香港文化) and specific lessons.

    Foreign Services Institute [Course]

    A more old-fashioned course hosted by LiveLingua (Yale romanisation). One of the few free online courses in Cantonese from beginner to advanced levels.

      Learn Cantonese 學廣東話 (cantonese.ca)

      Learning colloquial Cantonese spoken by today's youth in Hong Kong and in overseas communities such as Canada, the United States and Australia.

      Canto Lounge (cantolounge.com)

      A useful site for learning grammar and pronunciation, including Cantonese Guide, Jyutping Chart, and Cantonese Grammar, as well as a "Cantonese Particles Cheatsheet."

      Learn Cantonese!

      The site contains print-friendly Chinese reference sheets, tests, revision aids and a unique Chinese dictionary called CantoDict aimed to help you speak, read and write.

    • Textbooks

      Cantonese textbooks

      Colloquial Cantonese: The Complete Course for Beginners

      Dana Scott Bourgerie, Keith S. T. Tong, Gregory James

      Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course

      Hugh Baker, Ho Pui-Kei

      Learn to Speak Cantonese I

      Jade Jia Ying Wu

      Learn to Speak Cantonese 2

      Jade Jia Ying Wu

      A Feng Shui Master - Learning Cantonese through Stories

      Lee Siu Lun

      More than Cantonese Two-Part Allegorical Sayings​

      André Loo, Carolyn Chen

      Cantonese for Everyone

      Chow Bun Ching

      Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar

      Stephen Matthews, Virginia Yip

    • Community Resources

      Learning materials created by Canto enthusiasts. Let us know if yours is missing!

      Video materials / recordings (ordered from beginner to advanced)

      • Learn Cantonese Daily - a very popular Cantonese blog by InspirLang, great for beginners! Available also on Spotify.
      • BLM Cantonese - educational content for conversations around Black Lives Matter and racial/social justice.

      • Youtube playlist by Luisa Tam (SCMP), exploring Cantonese vocabulary and culture.

      • CantoneseClass101.com - (YouTube) - "The Fastest, Easiest and Most Fun Way to Learn Cantonese"

      • Dope Chinese with Gloria - plenty of entertaining videos in Cantonese (for beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers), with subtitles!

      • 粤语广东话系统学习 - a long series of videos by Huang Junfu (黄君榑) in Mandarin, introducing Cantonese grammar and pronunciation.

      • Fullness Language playlist, with simple conversations recorded in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. You can adjust the playback speed if needed.

      • Speaking Cantonese with Miss Winnie - a YouTube channel offering a lot of shorts in Cantonese

      • Hong Kongese Speak Cantonese - an awesome playlist with recordings of short sentences, including Cantonese slang.

      • Canto Big Circle - a comprehensive set of videos covering grammar, tones, slang, and everyday dialogues

      • 识听唔识讲,简短句系列 - a series of videos with every-day sentences pronounced in Cantonese and Mandarin (plenty of useful Canto expressions!), by Yaotaiyang Cantonese Training Centre (摇太阳粤语培训中心)

      • 粵台 - Jyuttoi Cantonese, an Instagram account featuring Cantonese idiomatic expressions. Very useful for advanced learners!

      • Chatty Cantonese - a podcast for learners and lovers of the Cantonese language, with transcripts

      • *維多利亞*齋講 (Wàih-dō-leih-a jāaigóng) - a YouTube channel with readings in Cantonese

      • 點點dimdim - a series of videos and vlogs in Cantonese (with subtitles in Mandarin) by Dimdim 
      • EasyCantonese - real dialogues in Cantonese, with Jyutping and English subtitles (not that easy actually)

      Texts and subtitles

      • CantoCaptions - a Google Drive containing subtitles for YouTube videos and Cantonese movies

      For Kids and Families

      Miscellaneous

      • MtzCherry - a YouTube channel with vlogs and livestreams in Canto
      • Cantonese with Brittany - a YouTube channel with learning materials for beginner and intermediate speakers, as well as a lot of entertaining vlogs!
    • Cantonese Immersion Programs (K-12)

      Updated as of 2022 February

      San Francisco Unified School District

       

      Alice Fong Yu Alternative School

      Address: 1541 12th Avenue
      Level: K-8

      Website: http://afypa.org/portal.php

       

      Chinese Immersion School at De Avila

      Address: 1250 Waller Street

      Level: K-3

      Website: https://wdaes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com

       

      Herbert Hoover Middle School

      Address: 2290 14th Avenue

      Level: 6-8

      Website: http://sfpta.org/Hoover

       

      Garfield Elementary

      Address: 420 Filbert Street

      Level: K-5

      Website: http://www.garfieldelementarysf.org/chinese-immersion-program

       

      West Portal Elementary

      Address: 5 Lenox Way

      Level: K-5

      Website: http://www.westportalschool.com

       

       

      Sacramento City Unified

      Elder Creek Elementary

      Address: 7934 Lemon Hill Avenue

      Level: K-6

      Website: http://www.scusd.edu/school/elder-creek

      Note: Uses Simplified Chinese instead of Traditional Chinese

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