Basic Cantonese lessons for $100

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  1. #41
    A-J
    LanguageClass(Enrolment Form).doc

    Here's the application form.

    They apparently have 4:30-7:30 class as well. I tried to change to 4:30 from 1pm. Let's see if they'll allow me to change it.

    Part II: Class Schedule: Please  the class you want to attend.
    Class Starting
    Date Expected
    Completion Date Time Venue
     Sunday Elementary English 19 Apr. 09 9 Aug. 09 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Methodist Centre
     Sunday Elementary English 19 Apr. 09 9 Aug. 09 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Methodist Centre
     Sunday Intermediate English 19 Apr. 09 9 Aug. 09 1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Methodist Centre
     Sunday Elementary Cantonese 19 Apr. 09 9 Aug. 09 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Methodist Centre
     Sunday Intermediate Cantonese 26 Apr. 09 16 Aug. 09 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Southorn Centre
     Sunday Elementary Cantonese 26 Apr. 09 16 Aug. 09 4:30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Southorn Centre
     Sunday Elementary Cantonese 26 Apr. 09 16 Aug. 09 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Southorn Centre
     Sunday Elementary Cantonese 19 Apr. 09 9 Aug. 09 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Southorn Centre


    Methodist Centre : 4/F., Methodist Centre, 22 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
    Southorn Centre : 6/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

  2. #42

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    Just got red-dotted with the following:

    "Sorry but you are wrong. "whitey's" are primarily economic migrants, and here for short term stints as opposed to ethnic minorities who want to start a new life here in the territory as long-term residents! It is for them to INTEGRATE into society!"

    Erm, white people are still an ethnic minority. HK is 97%+ Han Chinese--anyone who isn't is part of an ethnic minority. The vast majority of non-Chinese people here are economic migrants (think Filipinos and Indonesians). There are many non-Chinese people (including white people) who do call HK home, however. Since asking people how much they make might not work, they should just let people in on a first-come first-serve basis, as long as they are legally in HK.

    If ISS wanted to restrict classes to long-term residents, they could restrict classes to permanent residents. Race shouldn't be an issue. Perhaps the issue here is that a large portion of Hong Kong considers white people to be superior to other ethnic minorities. I've had a local with a postgraduate education tell me I'm not in the same 'class' as white people because of my ethnicity.

    Last edited by jayinhongkong; 08-04-2009 at 10:03 AM.

  3. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    "Sorry but you are wrong. "whitey's" are primarily economic migrants, and here for short term stints as opposed to ethnic minorities who want to start a new life here in the territory as long-term residents! It is for them to INTEGRATE into society!"
    This seems to be a correct observation, but probably not a good one to justify exclusions of whities who want to learn Cantonese.

    i hear a lot of case where a whitey moved back home, but rarely hear that an Indian has gone back home.

    WBR
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    I know of several Indian members of this site who moved here for work and have since moved back to India.


  5. #45
    A-J

    Beeep! Beep! Beeep! Breaking news =)

    This year, the Hong Kong Government has granted the International Social Service - Hong Kong Branch to operate a Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong Island. The said centre will provide Language and Integration Programmes to help Ethnic Minorities easily adapt into Hong Kong Society, facilitate their access to public services and provide a wide range of integration activities. The centre will be opened on 31 May 2009 with the below office hours:

    Tuesdays - Sundays 9:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m.
    Mondays from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Address: 3rd Floor, Sincere Insurance Bldg., 4- 6 Hennessy Road Wanchai

    The below Language Classes (Cantonese and English Classes) will be offered to the Top Seven Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong( Nepalese, Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos, Thais, Indonesians, Sri lankans) from Tuesdays to Saturdays

    Cantonese Class
    Tuesday and Thursday - 9:00 - 11:00
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Wednesday and Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday 9:30 - 12:30
    2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


    English Classes

    Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 - 1:00


  6. #46

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    So we gweilo are now not a top minority. Does that make us a minor minority? Or a bottom? Shouldn't have gone there...

    Maybe if I get a good enough tan this summer I'll have a go as an Indian.


  7. #47
    A-J

    I'm attending Sunday class and there are Russians, Ukrainians, English and so on. So I don't think they're that firm about ethnicity. It's worth a try, give them a call.


  8. #48

    i got this same email and wondered quite what a "top ethnic minority" was. nothing wrong with some mild racism it would seem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leedseagle:
    i got this same email and wondered quite what a "top ethnic minority" was. nothing wrong with some mild racism it would seem.
    Welcome to HK.

  10. #50

    stupid thing is, i did the course earlier this year. now i'm not allowed to continue what i've started!


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