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Cantonese Language Courses

Learn Cantonese with our Chinese Cantonese language courses, which are delivered using a proven learning method. Our Cantonese lessons will give you the confidence to write and speak Cantonese from day one. You will learn Cantonese with a continued sense of progression and achievement.

  • Learn to speak and write in Cantonese
  • Experienced and qualified teachers
  • Choose a course that suits you

Learn Cantonese your way


Learn from anywhere in the world

Class size: average 6, maximum 10

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified Cantonese teachers


Located in central London

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified Cantonese teachers

Private Classes

Learn anywhere in the world

Face-to-face and online classes

Corporate and professional lessons

For individuals and companies

About our Cantonese courses


10-week Courses

  20 hours in total
  2 hour classes
  1 lesson per week (6:30-8:30pm)
  Start dates: January, April, July & October
  Live online and in-person Cantonese lessons
  • Qualified Cantonese tutors
  • Interactive & engaging lessons
  • Learn Cantonese online and in locations across the UK
  • End of course certificate on completion

Learning Cantonese with Cactus

Cactus group Cantonese language courses will help you learn through small group classes. Native-speaking, experienced and qualified Cantonese teachers use the communicative approach. Students will be focusing on developing speaking and listening Chinese Cantonese skills. Your writing and reading Cantonese skills will be stimulated as well.

You will engage in pair-work and group-work during the course. This will support you to maximise your opportunities to use Cantonese during class time.

Cactus also offers you the opportunity to keep up the momentum by progressing through the levels. Lessons are offered from Beginners (A1) through to Advanced (C1).

How to Learn Cantonese

If you are looking to learn Cantonese, Cactus is the place to start. With Cactus you can study face-to-face or online with the help of a native-speaking teacher.

There are many levels but if you have no knowledge you can join our beginners lessons. Teachers will be able to support you on your language journey.

The first step is to understand if you prefer to join an online group language class or prefer to attend a face-to-face course.

Cantonese Classes Levels

If you are not at beginner levels you can study Cantonese from elementary through to proficient. At lower level such as elementary Cantonese you will cover the basics. A great option if you have basic knowledge.

At mid levels as intermediate and upper-intermediate Cantonese, you will gain a solid understanding. If you are looking to progress to a higher level it’s the perfect option. You must have completed A2 or B1 level (CEFR levels) to attend these levels.

At advanced and proficient Cantonese level you will be able to express yourself fluently. Enhance your Cantonese pronunciation and conversation skills. Your knowledge of the language will reach a new height.

You can take our level test and check the course content before taking a Cantonese class with Cactus.

Meet our Chinese Cantonese teachers

Our experienced native-speaking Cantonese teachers are carefully assessed. Teachers can guide you to speak the language from the very beginning. Find out more about a few of our Cantonese teachers.


Originally from:Guangzhou
Teaching experience:20+ years
Years with Cactus:13 years
Education:Wide range of teaching experience

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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

Still have questions?

Start Learning Cantonese

More than 100 million people speak Cantonese. Cantonese is a popular choice for those who are serious about learning one of the forms of Chinese. Cantonese is also the dominant form of Chinese spoken by the Chinese diaspora in the UK. Learning Cantonese will enable you to communicate easily when traveling to Southern China.

With so many learning options available ranging it is often difficult to know where to start. From Cantonese intensive classes to online lessons there are many options. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination is the most appropriate for you.

You should also take into account different aspects when learning the language. Studying standardised Cantonese will enable you to speak with people from everywhere. Attending Cantonese speaking lessons will help develop your conversation skills. You will improve your vocabulary, accent and pronunciation in Cantonese.

The easiest way to learn Cantonese is to speak it from day one. You can learn it faster by full immersion. You will study in a classroom environment and practise everything in the real world. So what are the best ways to start learning Cantonese?

Why Learn Cantonese?

Cantonese is one of the five major Chinese languages. It is spoken mainly in the southern Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi, Hong Kong and Macao. It is also spoken throughout south-east Asia. Due to the migration, Cantonese is the dominant form of Chinese spoken in the Chinatowns of many major cities in the US, Canada and Australia.

Why do you want to learn Chinese Cantonese? It could be so you can travel and immerse in the culture of these regions. It could be to improve your career prospects. Whatever the reason why you want to take a Cantonese language course, our classes will help you connect with Cantonese speakers.

There are many benefits of learning Chinese Cantonese. Not only you will be able to communicate with native speakers you will also be able to immerse in the culture. You will also enhance your business Cantonese skills for work purposes.

Cantonese is along with Mandarin one of the major languages of China. Learning Cantonese will equip you with the skills you need to get by, have a conversation or become proficient. Ultimately, you can discover the best China has to offer.

Beginners Chinese Cantonese Lessons

Are you a beginner? If so, we have a comprehensive range of Cantonese language lessons for beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner or a false beginner. Find out which level to choose and what to expect with our beginner level language learner page.

Other Chinese Cantonese Course Options

For those who prefer individual tuition we offer one-to-one Cantonese classes. More information on our Private Chinese Cantonese Classes division. Cactus also offers Chinese Cantonese language holidays in Hong Kong, China.

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