Class Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Eastern Time) | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Class Dates: Every Tuesday from Sep 14, 2021 to Nov 2, 2021

Course Duration: 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks (12 hours total) 

Instructor: Teacher (Miss Stephanie)

Note: Booster lessons details are omitted from this syllabus

📓Course Description:

This course is designed for beginners to develop basic Cantonese conversational skills by focusing on grammar structure and correct pronunciation through everyday vocabulary. By the end of the eight weeks, students will have learned to structure basic statements and questions for self-expression, as well as handle simple payment transactions. 

💼Office Hours: 

👥Classroom Rules & Etiquette: 

  • Respect your fellow peers, be kind and courteous
  • Respect everyone’s privacy
  • Vulgar, rude and disrespectful language are not allowed
  • Do not show illicit, illegal or obscene material
  • No soliciting, promotions, phishing, inappropriate web content or spam
  • No hate speech, blackmailing, doxxing or harassment
  • Do not blast music or scream into the microphone
  • Be on time for class
  • Do your best and have fun 🙂 

🗒Lesson Outline:

Lesson 1 – September 14: Course Introduction & Simple Sentence Structure

  • Cantonese Tones & review
  • Polite phrases & manners
  • Classroom words
  • Pronouns
  • Simple statements
  • Verbs: 係 & 有 and other simple everyday verbs (去、返、食、飲、睇)


Lesson 2 – September 21: Negation Structure, Questions & Self-Introduction

  • Cantonese vowels review
  • Simple negation
  • Asking questions:
    • Affirmative Questions
  • Self-introduction


Lesson 3 – September 28: Adjectives & Describing Subjects

  • Self-introduction review
  • Adjectives & opposites vocabulary
  • Degree adverbs
  • Simple statements to describe objects
  • Talking about your day


Lesson 4 – October 05: Attribution & Possessive

  • Attribution & possessive
  • More opposites vocabulary
  • Colours
  • Asking questions:
    • How?


Lesson 5 – October 12: Counting & Noun Classifiers

  • Counting two of something
  • Noun classifiers/measure words
  • Asking questions:
    • How many?


Lesson 6 – October 19: Location & Action Verbs

  • Location & At
  • Asking questions:
    • Where?
    • Who? What?
  • Verbs of motions: Showing the journey through 去 & 返
  • Directional verbs with 去 & 嚟
  • Action verbs


Lesson 7 – October 26: Hobbies, Verb Negation & Tenses

  • Review action verbs
  • To like: 喜歡 & 鍾意
  • Hobbies Vocabulary & Verbs
  • Adverbs of time
  • Not have & not yet
  • Past tense variations
  • Past tense negation

Lesson 8 – November 2: Advanced Counting & Payment Transactions

  • Course review
  • Negative numbers, fractions, decimals & percentages
  • Math equations
  • Counting money
  • Asking questions:
    • How much is it?
  • Class activity: SCL Candy Shop!