I created Poetic Cantonese Academy Year 1A for complete beginners. Term starts on 10 October 2022 and ends on 9 March 2023 . It includes short lectures, tasks, listening, submitting audio recordings, and catching up with me 7 times. Sign up here.
You are learning from …
Kahei, Hong Kong native, UC Berkeley graduate who based in London. He also learned Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Arabic and Vietnamese who help understand what it takes to learn and teach a language.
Your lesson will look like …
Your lesson will start with a warm up chat followed by content I have planned for us, in partial Cantonese for beginners and gradually move to full Cantonese as you progress. Or we can work on tasks and topics you would like to focus.
How you will learn and progress
For 0-6 months, I provide recording audios for you to practice after. From 6-12 months, I will assign more listening and designated vocabulary sets for your level will. My Year 1 (HSK 1&2) & Year 2(HSK3) book is available and Year 3 & 4 book (HSK4) is in the pipeline.
Get in touch if you have a question.
Have a taste of my lesson
Very enthusiastic and tailors learning to your needs. Keeps the material relevant and useful. Highly recommended!
I was impressed by the way Ka Hei tailored the sessions to make it work for me. He also made recordings of vocabulary/conversations so I could practise in my own time.
Many times, I am too shy and slip into English. However, Adrian keeps saying “唔好講英文，只講中文，好唔好啊！Don’t speak English, only Cantonese, OK!” Even when we go swimming or order food at a restaurant, he pushes me to speak Cantonese. I am glad he never gave up on me even when I’d give up on myself and speak English.
Kahei is a very patient, experienced tutor who is passionate about teaching. During the first lesson, Kahei analysed my tonal issues and helped me improve my tones accordingly and patiently. After just four lessons, I surprised my colleagues by speaking Cantonese with clients over the phone.
During the classes we studied hard but we also laughed a lot. It was always very enjoyable which made me want to speak more. Ka Hei created a very comfortable environment for a beginner like me to progress fast and feel confident in speaking Cantonese.
My sessions with Kahei were very helpful in progressing my Cantonese (I am British and only speak English fluently). I started learning last October, and once I had been learning on my own for around 4/5 months I was looking for a tutor to help progress before my trip to Hong Kong in April. When I arrived in Hong Kong, I definitely felt more confident using the language than I would have before!