James Vere from USA
Cantonese Beginner 1 to Advanced (18/8/2014 – 24/5/2018)
Cantonese Private Tuition (31/10/2018 – present)
Small classes, high quality of instruction with their own materials, and the teachers really put in a great effort. It’s a great place to start learning Cantonese or continue learning more and more. They are also quite flexible to accommodate students with different backgrounds (e.g. if you learned Mandarin before or want to learn some characters).
Sophie A. from France
Cantonese Private Tuition (15/2/2023 – 17/5/2023)
I took Cantonese classes from this school with Branda, and was amazed at her skills to teach in a lively and very interactive way. She was never short of pertinent and tailored explanations that helped me grasp and memorize the concepts of the language so foreign to my own way of thinking about language, being French and 60+ years old! She could bring me to love that language. Which is the most important motivational key to language acquisition, and always so encouraging, which is the second most important key. I’m able now to chat on everyday life topics, as long as people speak “maahn maahn”! 😀 merci beaucoup!
Kathleen F. from India
Cantonese Beginner 1 to Upper Intermediate 1 (7/2/2022 – 15/11/2022)
Cantonese Private Tuition (27/2/2023 – present)
I’ve been learning here for a few months and I’m enjoying it fully. The teachers here are patient and engaging. While each lesson does have a theme/ particular set of vocab it covers, they frequently branch out to make the lesson more applicable to daily life. They explain the origin of the word as well as related words and other uses in phrases too which makes it much more interesting than just running through a list of words and has given me a better understanding of how the Cantonese language works.
They provide a text book that has vocabulary, practice scenarios and conversations. As well as audio files to accompany the text that are especially useful when practicing and attempting to learn pronunciation and tones. While not all the content may be relevant, it is a good base to build upon and consult while studying.
The earlier comment regarding frequent messages from the class coordinator confused me, as I find her messages helpful reminders and appreciate her willingness to accommodate my schedule when figuring out class times. The flexibility to change times and take a break between sessions is another thing I like about this language center, and I am excited about the progress I’ve made with the language thus far.
Tanya Choudhary from India
Cantonese Beginners Evening Course (7/6/2022 – 7/7/2022)
I recently moved to Hong Kong and joined HKLS on a friend’s recommendation, to learn Cantonese. When i was signing up for the course, I had little hope of ever being able to pick up Cantonese because I had heard that it is a very difficult language. But HKLS proves that wrong!! The course materials, teachers and structure of the course at HKLS was excellent! Not only did I start picking up Cantonese, I had a lot of fun along the way. The classes were fun, so were the interactions with the teacher and the classmates. The school even has a cute little spot for coffee and snacks, where people from all classes come out to chill during breaks! The people at HKLS are polite and responsive (they even sent me a reminder in the mornings on days when I had a class). In short, my experience at HKLS was phenomenal and I am so grateful to them for giving me such a fun-filled learning experience! Highly recommended!!