Cantonese Language Courses

Why learn Cantonese Chinese with Linguarama?

A  Cantonese Chinese Language Training Course with Linguarama will help you to develop your language skills for business with your clients, suppliers and colleagues. Our tailor-made language training courses focus on your specific needs, whether you are a beginner needing basic language training or you already speak Cantonese Chinese and need to learn more advanced skills. We provide Cantonese Chinese Language Courses on a range of topics including professional, financial or diplomatic Cantonese Chinese at our language training school in London. Linguarama Cantonese Chinese language training will improve your business relations and will help you to participate more actively and confidently in meetings, discussions and negotiations in Cantonese Chinese. It will also provide you with more awareness of the Cantonese Chinese cultures and improve your cross-cultural competence.

Cantonese is a member of the Sino-Tibetan linguistic family, and is one of the top twenty most spoken languages in the world. Cantonese is spoken by about 66 million people mainly in the south east of China, particularly in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan. It is the second most influential Chinese dialect after Mandarin and is also spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and among Overseas Chinese communities in many other countries.

Cantonese has appeared in writing since the 19th century. It is used mainly in personal correspondence, diaries, comics, poetry, advertising, popular newspapers, magazines and to some extent in literature. There are two standard ways of written Cantonese: a formal version and a colloquial version. The formal version is quite different from spoken Cantonese but very similar to Standard Chinese and can be understood by Mandarin speakers without too much difficulty. The colloquial version is much closer to spoken Cantonese and largely unintelligible to Mandarin speakers.

Despite the fact that it has fewer speakers, the geographical spread of Cantonese has historically been much greater and largely remains so to this day. Cantonese is lively, colourful, fun to speak and a highly enjoyable language to learn.

 

Cantonese Chinese Language Training Courses

 

Individual Training

We provide tailored one-to-one courses either full time Business Track Programmes or more flexible Development Programmes . These courses will be specific to your language level and the situations in which you need to use the language. They will help you make the most possible progress in the time available.

Group Training

We also run groups for companies who wish to train a number of staff to speak a new language or languages effectively – Corporate Group Training. Our Evening Language Courses are designed for people in the City who want to develop their language skills over a period of time.

Cultural Competence Training

We can also help you develop an understanding of Cantonese Chinese culture and business practices through our Cultural Competence and Cultural Awareness training Cultural Competence.

For more information please contact london@linguarama.com

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