Survival Cantonese

Course Details:


This course will equip students with the basic conversation for shopping and travelling purposes. A market tour will be organized on the last lesson.

What is it about?

This is a short course designed for non-Chinese speakers who want a taste of Cantonese, whether they are tourists, or Hong Kong expats who have zero knowledge of Cantonese. After this course, students are able to

–use everyday Cantonese expressions;

– do shopping for necessities

– order food and have the knowledge of Cantonese Romanisation and tones

Course Contents

  • Basic knowledge of Cantonese sounds and tones
  • Greeting and getting to know each other,
  • Travelling around the town,
  • Ordering food and drinks,
  • Asking for prices and bargaining,
  • Introduction to common Cantonese slang

Lesson Duration: 10 Lessons x 1.5 hours (15 hours), first time meeting face to face for giving materials + one additional market tour outdoor (2 hours)

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Date: 6th March – 8th May May (Saturdays), Market tour on Sunday end of April.
Tuition fee: $2250 (payment method will be informed after enrollment)
Class size: maximum 6 students
Mode of teaching: Zoom/google meet

Contact Miss Kini to sign up. If you have any questions about this course, please email

The course is running in group class based, feel free to form learning groups.



Kini is a fantastic language tutor, and make my life in HK much easier. She is well prepared in every class and workshop for a small group. I am particularly grateful for her efforts to tailor-made the teaching topics to cater my situations. I would recommend her program to anyone who newly moved to HK as Cantonese is so essential in day to day life as well as in workplace.

Ricky Zhang

Kini is well-experienced and kind Mandarin teacher. When I learned Mandarin from Kini three years ago, she prepared every class in detail. She can teach either in Mandarin or in English. Thanks to her, I could pass HSK exam without difficulty. In addition, she understands how important to keep time. She is flexible to change the place and time per my request.

Richard (Hyoil) Moon


Kai Xian Lu

I was once a student in HKU Space, I studied and learned Intermediate Cantonese under the tutelage of Kini’s teaching.It was really a novice in this wonderful language prior to this lesson. I can confidently testify that this lesson upgraded me tremendously in every capacity of my cognitive reason in terms of language ability. I am really grateful to Kini for the perserverance, enthusiasm and tactfulness she demonstrates throughout the course.

Darlington Torino

I really enjoyed my Mandarin class with her! I learned a lot during the class and she  worked the out upon my needs. And I appreciated the nice working atmosphere. I highly recommend her for Private Mandarin class.

Kathrin Naber