Private Cantonese Tutoring for English Speakers


At Cantonese Corner, we don’t avoid the differences between English and Cantonese; we bridge them. The private tutoring materials you will use are designed specifically for English speakers, providing word-for-word translations that help you parallel the two languages to make it easier to speak Cantonese just like a native speaker does.

Why Private Tutoring?

We believe each student is different, and we like it that way. That’s why your private tutoring lessons let you:

  • tailor each lesson to your specific experiences and needs, whether you’re a homemaker or a business executive
  • receive in-depth individual feedback on your pronunciation, word choice, and sentence structure
  • control the pace of the course to optimize your learning
  • organize classes around your schedule, especially if you travel often

Course Description

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner, we want you to feel at home. Learned Cantonese before? We’ll do an assessment on you during our free trial lesson to make sure we find the right level for you to succeed.

Engage in common conversations and express your basic intentions and simple opinions. You’ll learn:

  • pronunciation fundamentals
  • key words for transportation
  • numbers, time and money
  • the most common verbs
  • useful colloquial phrases
  • ways to express feelings and preferences
Express yourself in more sophisticated sentences and strengthen your listening skills. You’ll learn:

  • useful expressions and idioms
  • particles and contractions to sound more like local
  • relative clauses (making your grammar make sense to a local)
  • topics of your choosing, such as family, work, hobbies, etc.
Get you think and express yourself like a Hongkonger and begin to recognize some Chinese characters. You’ll learn:

  • up-to-date idioms, slang, synonyms and antonyms
  • how to recognize common Chinese characters
  • how to speak and understand formal Cantonese

Course Fees


Individual Tutoring Rates

15 hours

HK$320 / hour

30 hours

HK$280 / hour

45 hours

HK$240 / hour

All rates are inclusive of course materials. Transportation costs will be additional if tutors are required to conduct lessons at your home or workplace.

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