My Cantonese Journey – A Guest Post

Be inspired by the Cantonese learning journey of a British man who started out with just a tiny Cantonese learning book in the 1970s, and today can read books and understand TV programmes and radio podcasts. Read More

Cantonese Vocabulary Videos for Kids on YouTube

A compilation of various Cantonese vocabulary videos on YouTube, perfect for children and adults to learn or to brush up on their Cantonese. A wide range of topics are covered, from the very basic numbers to household appliances, sports, food and even the McDonald’s menu.  Read More

What You Need To Know About Cantonese: the Vernacular and the Formal

Cantonese is not a straight forward language. What you read is not what how you speak. Linguists refer to this as Diglossia, where two languages are used under different conditions within a community, often by the same speakers. Learn more about Colloquial Cantonese, Formal Cantonese, Written Cantonese, and Standard Written Chinese. Read More

Free Online Cantonese Literature

Recent years have seen a rise in (Colloquial) Cantonese literature, both online and in print. These are very helpful for learners of Cantonese who wish to have more material to improve their Cantonese. Check out what free ebooks are available:   Story Collections:   Cantonese Learning Centre (CLC) EBooks Recommended for Beginner and Intermediate Levels. Read More

Free Online Resources for Learning Cantonese

Learning Cantonese does not have to be expensive. Here are a comprehensive list of free online learning resources for Cantonese, mainly for beginners and intermediate learners. Videos, podcast, grammar lessons, language tips and more to start you on your Cantonese learning journey.  Read More

Colloquial Cantonese Kids’ Educational Resources and Printables

Many second and third generation Chinese in Western countries, who may not be fluent in reading Chinese characters,  often struggle with finding educational resources. What they are looking for are resources written in Colloquial Cantonese and with a pronunciation guide. Below are a list of resources specially for children, found after hours of searching the Read More

The Long List of Free English Levelled Readers

With the school closures at the moment, I have also been looking for English leveled readers (also known as guided readers) to boost my kid’s English reading. There are sooo many resources online for English, that are free and generously available. Some are made available only for this period of school closures.  These that I Read More

Easter Cantonese Activities and Resources 復活節粵語教材

This Easter season, as you celebrate at home with close family, create fun with your kids in different ways, while helping them improve their Cantonese. Here’s a variety of videos and craft ideas, and teaching materials in Cantonese for you. Easter-themed videos 1. Easter themed book reading series A whole playlist of books about Easter, Read More