Introductory Cantonese (for non-Chinese speakers) - HKU SPACE: Chinese courses
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Languages Chinese

Introductory Cantonese (for non-Chinese speakers)
廣東話初級班(母語非漢語)

Course Code
CHID9008
Application Code
1975-1543NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
08 Mar 2022 (Tue)
Duration
17 weeks
Language
Cantonese supplemented by English
Course Fee
HK$6,900

50 hours course. The main emphasis of the first part of the course will be on daily life and work, for training the participants to cope with everyday life and work needs; in the later part of the course will focus on developing the participants’ ability to speak in full sentences and progress towards describing happenings and situations. Our teacher will use Cantonese as the teaching medium supplemented by English.

Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to use basic Cantonese Romanization system, capable of simple conversation, and acquire some self-learning abilities.

Duration:

3 hours x 16 meetings

Last meeting: 2 hours (with a short quiz)

50 hours in total

 

 Ⅲ  Unit content

 

Unit

Topic

                     Content

Class activity

1

Greeting self-introduction

Introduction of Cantonese

Learning meets with polite greetings and courtesy words.

Tone drills;  Matching;Class practice on asking questions (e.g. Positive-negative verb type questions);Specifying people or objects and possessive case

2

Date and time

Number, time and date expression, measure word and question word.

Class practice on clock time, translation, day, date and month

3

Transportation direction

Direction for travelling by taxi, Hong Kong's transport, Hong Kong districts and countries

Practice on the use of question word where, how and the direction conversation.

4

Shopping

Buying clothes and fresh food in daily life

Size, colour, discount , measure word, money and price expressiondrills

5

Daily activity feeling

Vocabulary on daily activity for workers, housewives and students.

Use of adjective to describe one self’s status

Sub+time+v

Practice on place and time and activity in Cantonese sentence order.

Use of adjectives to describe different degrees

Purpose-oriented sentence

6

 Eat out

Order food in Chinese restaurants including Yum Cha, dim sum etc.

Order fast food

Class practice on question with options

Restaurant conversation

Class practice on saying request sentence in different occasions

7

Place of living aspect of time

Location and distance, giving suggestion. Social activities conversation. Express different time aspect

 S+place+V    S+time+place+V

 

Drill on sentence pattern;

Time aspect with verb

Giving suggestion conversation practiceSentence on question and expression of permission or allowance

8

Weather  

Season

Leisure activities, frequency of activities and weather condition expression

Practice on the sentence with the use of adverb of frequency

Use of connectives in Cantonese sentence

9

Summary and revision quiz

 

Application Code

Venue

Commencement Date and Time

1945-2240NW

Room 1202,  HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

7 September, 2021,   Tuesday

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Application Code 1975-1543NW -

Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Duration
  • 50 hours in total

for English speakers

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6,900

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.