Class Levels - Beginner 1, 2, 3 AND Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3
Level Descriptions (Beginner 1, 2, 3) –
The Beginner Cantonese class is for students eager to learn the basics of Cantonese, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and discuss their schedules. They will also learn a basic romanization system for Cantonese, jyutping. We do not teach Chinese characters in our group courses. Our courses are designed for determined beginners who want to develop their conversational skills and being able to start forming basic sentences in Cantonese.
Level Descriptions (Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3) -
In Advanced Beginner Cantonese, students will go more in depth in their everyday life skills in Cantonese. The advanced beginner starts out with discussing one's home, and giving commands. The student then in the next level discusses traveling, and how to give directions. Finally the advanced beginner series ends with the theme of hobbies and experiences, where we equip students to perform all basic Cantonese tasks.
ACTFL Standards -
All our courses relate to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines - We are aiming for students in our beginner levels to have novice mid language proficiency, working towards novice high proficiency.
Supplementary Textbooks -
Although Hills Learning has its own curriculum, we also encourage students to purchase the Spoken Cantonese for Intl Students textbook