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Cantonese Short Courses for Non-Chinese Speakers

To accommodate the social and vocational needs of the non-Chinese speaking population, VLPO has specially designed two Cantonese courses for non-Chinese speakers in Hong Kong: Survival Cantonese and Socialising Cantonese.

Workplace Chinese Communication Courses for Non-Chinese Speakers

These courses are especially designed for non-Chinese speakers who are planning to further their studies and develop their career in Hong Kong.

Course Objectives

Cantonese Short Courses for Non-Chinese Speakers

Survival Cantonese

At the end of the course, learners will be able

to chat with people on familiar topics in Cantonese;
to shop for daily necessities using Cantonese;
to read and write simple Chinese characters.

Socialising Cantonese

At the end of the course, learners will be able

to use Cantonese while getting around by public transport;
to communicate effectively in Cantonese while eating out in restaurants;
to read and write simple Chinese characters.

Workplace Chinese Communication Courses for Non-Chinese Speakers
Elementary Cantonese I, II, III & IV
At the end of the course, learners will be able to
develop Cantonese listening skills in order to understand common topics related to the workplace;
develop Cantonese speaking skills and deliver simple presentations;
understand the Cantonese phonic symbols (Jyutping);
read and write simple Chinese characters and sentences.

Elementary Putonghua I & II
At the end of the course, learners will be able to
develop Putonghua listening skills in order to understand common topics related to the workplace;
develop Putonghua speaking skills and deliver simple presentations;
understand the Putonghua phonic symbols (pingyin);
read and write simple Chinese characters and sentences.
Why Choose Us
Lessons are taught by experienced VTC tutors
Learners will receive a certificate issued by the Vocational Training Council (VTC) upon successful completion of the course
Operation Details
Cantonese Short Courses for Non-Chinese Speakers
  Survival Cantonese Socialising Cantonese
Course length 20 hours 20 hours
Mode Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends) Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends)
Venue Campuses under VTC Campuses under VTC
Entry Requirement - Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
- Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
- Completion of Survival Cantonese or pass the entry test
Course fee HK$600# (Up to 40% reimbursement)* HK$600# (Up to 40% reimbursement)*
#The course fee is subject to change and is for reference only. Successful applicants will be informed of the exact course fee in the confirmation email.
* 40% of the course fee will be reimbursed upon passing the course and meeting the 70% attendance requirement
Workplace Chinese Communication Courses for Non-Chinese Speakers
  Elementary Cantonese I Elementary Cantonese II
Course length 30 hours 30 hours
Mode Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends) Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends)
Venue Campuses under VTC Campuses under VTC
Entry Requirement - Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
- Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
- Completion of Elementary Cantonese I or pass the entry test
Course fee HK$800# (Up to 40% reimbursement)* HK$800# (Up to 40% reimbursement)*
  #The course fee is subject to change and is for reference only. Successful applicants will be informed of the exact course fee in the confirmation email.
* 40% of the course fee will be reimbursed upon passing the course and meeting the 70% attendance requirement

  Elementary Cantonese III Elementary Cantonese IV
Course length 30 hours 30 hours
Mode Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends) Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends)
Venue Campuses under VTC Campuses under VTC
Entry Requirement - Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
- Completion of Elementary Cantonese II or pass the entry test
- Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
- Completion of Elementary Cantonese III or pass the entry test
Course fee HK$800# (Up to 40% reimbursement)* HK$800# (Up to 40% reimbursement)*
  #The course fee is subject to change and is for reference only. Successful applicants will be informed of the exact course fee in the confirmation email.
* 40% of the course fee will be reimbursed upon passing the course and meeting the 70% attendance requirement

  Elementary Putonghua I Elementary Putonghua II
Course length 30 hours 30 hours
Mode Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends) Part-time (weekday evenings or weekends)
Venue Campuses under VTC Campuses under VTC
Entry Requirement - Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
- Non-Chinese speaker aged 15 or above
- Hong Kong resident
- Possession of basic English literacy skills
-Completion of Elementary Putonghua I or pass the entry test
Course fee HK$800# (Up to 40% reimbursement)* HK$800# (Up to 40% reimbursement)*
  #The course fee is subject to change and is for reference only. Successful applicants will be informed of the exact course fee in the confirmation email.
* 40% of the course fee will be reimbursed upon passing the course and meeting the 70% attendance requirement