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

Markus Burri

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.

I guarantee that hk language school is really effective to study Cantonese

Yukari Kawamura

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.

My classes were very enjoyable and adapted to suit both my needs and abilities

Clare Visanji

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.

I never thought I would make such a progress within this short period of time

Diana Fahrmann-Li from Germany

Mandarin Upper Intermediate 1 & 2 (21/2 – 20/3, 2013)
Mandarin Upper Intermediate 3 & 4 (9/4 – 7/5, 2013)
Mandarin Advanced 1 & 2 (23/5 – 20/6, 2013)

1, Why did you choose Hong Kong Language School?

— First of all the location of the HK Language School is very convenient. I live on Kowloon side and could reach the language school easily by ferry. But there are many other ways to reach the school: subway, bus etc.

Secondly I met some teacher in person when I did the assessment test. Their person and professional competence convinced me that they are motivated and I could learn with and from them.

Finally I think the price for the language class is very reasonable . If you compare the price with other language schools in Hong Kong the one here is almost the cheapest and the classes small enough to learn as much as you want and as you yourself do for it.

2, How’s the school environment?

— The school environment is very nice. The school rooms are small but big enough to learn in a peaceful atmosphere. There is a tea corner where you can serve yourself with water, tea or coffee and there are even some snacks in case you get hungry before or after class. The other students are from different countries and you get easily in touch with them even if they are not your classmates because the size of the Language School allows it.

3, How’s the class atmosphere?

— At first I had private classes without classmates. Then one woman joined my class and we got along very easily. We had the same language level which I think was perfectly matched by the school. The class atmosphere was very good, we had good conversations in Mandarin and by learning from the other classmate’s strenghts and weaknesses I could improve my own language skill.

4, How’s your teacher? Was your class effective? Did you learn what you had expected?

— I was very satisfied with my teacher. She is a native Mandarin speaker so I could learn not only vocabulary and grammar but she also taught me much about China’s history and culture. We constantly spoke Mandarin with each other so my Mandarin language skill noticeably improved within the months I took the language classes. Through the speaking practice I have now no more hesitation speaking with native Chinese people.

Actually my expectations were exceeded. I never thought I would make such a progress within this short period of time.

5, Will you come back & take more lessons? Why?

— If I would come back to Hong Kong I would take lessons again in the HK Language School. Besides the conversation class next time I would complement it with the reading and writing course.

The above mentioned shows that taking classes in the HK language school really paid of for me.

6, Will you recommend Hong Kong Language School to your friends? Why?

— Yes of course, I will recommend the HK Language School. I was very satisfied and achieved what I intended to. The location is convenient, the school fee is very reasonable and the teachers and staff of the school are friendly and competent.