Ms. Sibylle Oester from Swiss (the second lady from the left)
Cantonese Beginner 1 – 4 Half Day class (15/5- 17/8, 2012)
Cantonese Lower Intermediate Level 1 – 3 Evening class (11/9, 2012 – 24/1, 2013)
Cantonese Lower Intermediate 4 – Advanced (4/3 – 18/12, 2013)
Markus Burri from Switzerland (the gentlemen in the middle)
Mandarin Beginners – Lower Intermediate Full Day (3/9 – 21/12, 2012)
Mandarin Lower Intermediate – Upper Intermediate Full Day (4/2 – 10/7, 2013)
Sick and tired of business meetings in China, where you cannot directly communicate with your business partner? Learning Mandarin as a seasoned European manager, is it worth the efforts and can one speak after let me say one year of intense learning?
I have tried it. 10 months of private lessons every day at the Hong Kong Language School. Yes, Mandarin appeared to be more difficult than French or Spanish that I have learned in the past, but yes, one can learn that language! After 10 month I can express myself and the Chinese seem to have fun listening to me, and I do understand provided the Chinese follow my “please, speak slowly…”
I was very satisfied with the Hong Kong Language School. Not only do they have qualified teachers, but also understand different needs of individuals at different stages of the learning. One can “customize” the lessons with the school, and also directly with the teacher. They are flexible, even if you have to cancel a lesson at very short notice due to other business commitments. Friendly yes, qualified yes, even the coffee is ok. I can recommend the school to all who are serious to make an effort and want to dive into the most widely spoken language on this globe.
Yukari Kawamura from Japan (the second lady from the right)
Cantonese Lower Intermediate – Upper Intermediate(6/6 – 11/9, 2013)
1, Why did you choose Hong Kong Language School?
— School location is close to my house and school fee was cheaper than others.
2, How’s the school environment?
— Excellent. I love free snack and drink. Thank you.
3, How’s the class atmosphere?
— Teachers and classmates were so friendly. It was gooood.
4, How’s your teacher? Was your class effective? Did you learn what you had expected?
— Teachers are really helpful. My hk husband and I believe that I improved speaking Cantonese a lot since I go to this school. Indeed, I have taken a Cantonese class at another school. But it didn’t help me much. So I guarantee that hk language school is really effective to study Cantonese.
5, Will you come back & take more lessons? Why?
— I wish to come back to school after I settled my new job. Don’t want to forget Cantonese and learn new vocabulary.
6, Will you recommend Hong Kong Language School to your friends? Why?
— Yes, because I really enjoyed studying at hk language school.
Clare Visanji from UK (the lady on the left)
Survival Cantonese (21/10 – 26/10, 2013)
Skype Lessons for Cantonese & Chinese Reading/Writing (22/11/2013 – present, once a week on Thursdays)
I found the Hong Kong Language School after an internet search and luckily for me it turned out to be a very good school indeed! My classes were very enjoyable and adapted to suit both my needs and abilities. It made learning fun and didn’t seem like work at all. There aren’t many English-language tools available for Cantonese learners and having a good teacher is therefore essential in order to make progress.
I would not hesitate to recommend HKLS and look forward to continuing with studying Cantonese.