Basic Cantonese lessons for $100

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    Basic Cantonese lessons for $100

    A friend of mine recommended the International Social Services (sponsored by the Home Affairs Bureau) - for cheap Cantonese classes. It only costs HKD 100 total for a series of classes - not sure exactly how many - and meets every Sunday from 1pm-4pm at the Southorn Centre in Wanchai.

    Here's the email from the instructor:

    "For those of you that ask me for the new Basic Cantonese Class, there might be a new class on Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm. However, nothing is confirmed yet. Please find enclosed the enrolment form. If you are interested, please fill in the form and e-mail back to me. As soon as we have 15 students, we will start the class. ISS will not start the new class unless we have 15 enrolment forms on our hands."

    I've attached the application form. If interested, please fill out the enrollment form and send it to the instructor: [email protected] so that we can get these classes started asap!

    Also, it appears you have to be an ethnic minority (ie. non-chinese) in order to do this.

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    Any reason why non chinese?

    My Cantonese is shocking and I need all the practise and tuition I can get!


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    Few friends of mine had joined it, and told me that its really good.


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    I think it's because the classes are originally targeted towards helping migants get settled in HK. In any case, I'm not sure how strictly they enforce the "ethnic minority" rule so you can always give it a shot.

    Plus, $100 is a great deal!

    Last edited by lionrock88; 06-07-2006 at 03:17 PM.

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    Thanks for the contact details...I tried today and the classes are still on in 2007!


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    Is this program still active? If so, I'm interested....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Max:
    Is this program still active? If so, I'm interested....
    yes, coming to the end of a 50 hour course in the next couple of weeks

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    I'd be interested in this too! My cantonese is just embarrassingly bad!

    Did anyone do the course, is it any good?


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    I just called the ISS - and I was told that this program is only for ethnic groups from South East Asia...

    I was hoping my husband can enroll in the program, but being a French Canadian, he doesn't qualify.


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    Back in 2007 there were Australians, Italians, British, Japanese, Taiwanese, Nepalese, Indians, even CBCs in the class.


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