The first course in the Beginner Series
All courses are in US$
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As an enrolled student, you're invited to join the CantoLingo private Facebook Group where you'll find links to weekly group Zoom calls.
These weekly group calls are for you to ask questions and get answers to questions you may have about the lessons.
Let's meet your friend's family!
In this course, you and your Cantonese-speaking friend will introduce yourself and your immediate family members to each other.
You'll learn the very specific rules and names Cantonese-speakers have for their family members.
You'll also learn to make a bit of small talk with your friend's parents and family.
Here are just some of the points we'll cover:
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I'm Sue Marguerite, and I'm so excited that you've chosen to learn Cantonese. Having learned it myself to an advanced degree, I can't wait to help you succeed.
People who hear me speak assume I was born here or went to a local school here, and I admit I love surprising them by saying I wasn't and I didn't ... which in Cantonese can be simply said as "m haih"!
The truth is ....
I came to Hong Kong in 1988 after graduating from a university in the United States. I told my parents I was just going to visit my girlfriends whom I had met in college; but the truth is, I knew I wanted to stay and find a job here. (And yes, my parents still ask when I'm coming back to the US to live!) LOL
Shortly after I arrived, I began taking Cantonese lessons at a little tutorial school on the Kowloon side. That lasted for a few months, then I went on to learn from books and from friends I had made at work.
A few years later, I began to learn to read and write on my own using books and materials from Chinese University, and since about the year 2000 I've been working as a Chinese-to-English translator, writer and editor for some of Hong Kong's largest corporations.
So no matter what level of competency you aim to achieve, I know what it takes, and I know how to get you there. I love sharing what I know about Cantonese and about life in Hong Kong over the past 30 years, and look forward to helping you reach your Cantonese goals as quickly and with as much fun as possible. Let's do this!
Happy learning! :)