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

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

Cantonese Flashback: Readings In Cantonese Colloquial (1894)

While researching Cantonese literature to improve my Cantonese, I stumbled upon a century old book, Readings In Cantonese Colloquial: Being Selections From Books In The Cantonese Vernacular by James Dyer Ball (1894). Amazingly, the most of the text still makes good reading today. Download a free copy today. Read More

Online Cantonese Tools

Regardless of your level of Cantonese, if you are learning or teaching or working with Cantonese, these are some online tools that would make your journey an easier one. Ranging from romanisation converters to Cantonese text read aloud, worksheet creator with stroke order for Cantonese, etc. Read More