Cantonese Classes NYC – 粤语

Thank you for coming to our website and expressing an interest in our Cantonese program. We have an array of teachers and classes to match your individual learning needs.

Group Classes

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Private Classes



For more details on the Cantonese program, please visit:

Curriculum                   – Student Testimonials

Cantonese classes can also be taken in the below format:

For Credit                     – For Business                 – Online

Private Classes for Adults

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Hills Learning’s curriculum for Cantonese comprises both language and cultural instruction. For each class, we follow our SWIRL method, developing at least three of the five language skills per class. Our main goal for Cantonese private lessons is to develop conversational skills, but we also specialize in teaching Chinese characters, cultural etiquette, or just general language acquisition. And of course, we can meet student’s individual goals and requirements.

With this basic framework, each teacher creates and develops her own teaching materials based on student needs and goals. All teachers undergo a thorough review and testing process, and also must follow guidelines and best practices from Hills Learning when creating teaching materials for Cantonese class.

Private Classes for Kids

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Are you (or your young teen) interested in learning about the Cantonese language and culture? How about you have children that would like to learn Cantonese either to develop skills to communicate with family or learn Cantonese to get credit at school?

Hills Learning offers a unique opportunity for teens and kids learning Cantonese in private lessons. We can not only teach them the basics of the Chinese characters, reading, writing, and conversation, but it’s also possible that the classes your teen is taking with us can be transferred to their respective high school or college for credit. Please see “For Credit” for further information.

Student Testimonials

At Hills Learning we offer classes for a variety of students that take Cantonese with us. Our students are usually serious about learning Cantonese, but also like to enjoy themselves in class and are usually interested in the culture as well as the language.

Please read more about what our students are saying:

Dan E – “This level exceeded all my expectations from a Cantonese course. The teacher was highly professional, the handouts were flawless and the material was organized in a way that was both educational and accessible.”

Monica T – “The class is challenging yet fun and easy to follow.  I feel like we’re learning so much in such a short amount of time.  I especially like learning with the group of people I’m in class with. I always enjoy coming to this class!”

Russell M – “I’m extremely satisfied with the pace and the class size. Keeping it a small class allows for more personal attention in the learning process. Having someone on generally the same skill level helps bring up confidence when learning with others. I feel that the topics covered in the lessons are quite invaluable as they do have relevance in how I would use Cantonese.”


Our Cantonese curriculum is designed to develop the speaking and listening components of the language. Our philosophy is target language only, meaning our students communicate in Cantonese and practice using the language in the classroom.

Our main textbook series that we reference is the Cantonese for English Speakers for English speakers, and a Shortcut to Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers. Hills Learning also adds to our Cantonse curriculum authentic materials and other resources for students. We also have our own unique assessments that check in on student progress and help our students by providing individual feedback on strengths and weaknesses.

Here is more detail about our 40 levels of Cantonese classes: – curriculum details