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  1. Mormon wins fans with humorous take on Cantonese slang

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... love for the Cantonese language started when he lived in Hong Kong from 2004 for two years doing voluntary missionary work with his church. 'It slowly progressed over time and I was able ... 'She's originally from Hong Kong and her native language is Cantonese so we speak mostly Cantonese together,' he said. Now in his final year of a business degree in Canada, Vidal said he ...

  2. Cantonese language tool for struggling pupils

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The world's first-ever Cantonese oral language assessment tool for pre-primary and primary schoolchildren has been launched in Hong Kong. The tool- the Hong Kong Cantonese ... a language assessment tool had been available for pre-school children but not for Cantonese-speaking schoolchildren. 'The new tool will help us establish the benchmark for a child with normal ...

  3. Say 'language' in English, Cantonese and Putonghua

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... local students are expected to master two languages- Putonghua and English- on top of their native Cantonese. Until fairly recently, however, their instructors may never have received formal ... flexibility over their language of instruction. Its teachers use Putonghua to teach Chinese language, English for liberal studies and Cantonese for maths. But schools in the aided sector have ...

  4. Cantonese Opera Treasures

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese Artists Association of HK (below) performs: an opening with drums and gongs, The Imperial Emperor of Heaven Holding Court (in classical Cantonese), Blessing by the God of Fortune, A Fairy Delivers Her Son to the Mortal Father (in classical Cantonese) and Luk Long Reprimands His Son, Thu; Birthday Feast on the Mountain Fragrant Flowers (in classical Cantonese) and Why ...

  5. Master Cantonese with a little application... on your phone

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cantonese, says this is because 'the tongue is a muscle. Since English does not require the tongue to contort to different shapes to make those tones and sounds, our muscles find it difficult ... he was learning Cantonese. Smartphone technology was not developed when he first came up with the idea. He had initially written the book Fonetic Cantonese using the international phonetics ...

  6. Why save Cantonese?

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Students at the University of Hong Kong have spelled out the reasons they believe Cantonese should be saved amid predictions that the language is in danger of dying out. Here are some of their views in an essay assignment on the effects of the disappearance of the language set by Associate Professor of Linguistics Stephen Matthews: 'If Cantonese becomes extinct, ...

  7. Cantonese broadcasts restricted in Guangdong

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the most ancient language in China. It is not a dialect- hundreds of thousands of people all over the world use Cantonese. I feel very uncomfortable about [the change],' a Cantonese-language radio host said An activist behind last year's Cantonese-language campaign said: 'This will strangle the local traditional culture.' A Cantonese programme host at Guangzhou TV ...

  8. Cantonese teacher plumbs the depths of adopted country

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by cecilie gamst berg, David Phair

    ... should look at the talents, wishes and skills of individual students. I have my own language school here teaching Cantonese. I don't like to call my clients students, and discourage them ... me to teach him the language and my fate was sealed. Now my life's purpose is to make Cantonese a world language. I've written books, my latest one exploring the surrealism of China ...

  9. Re-examining the school of Cantonese

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... is bearing fruit. Students taught in Cantonese, the government points out, are doing better not only in Chinese but also in such subjects as maths, history, geography and biology. Unfortunately, ... no choice about whether their children go to an English-medium or a Cantonese-medium school. No doubt, that is why so many have chosen to take their children out of the local school system and put ...

  10. Call for Cantonese opera classes in schools

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The new senior secondary curriculum offers an ideal opportunity to teach Cantonese opera to schoolchildren, a team of University of Hong Kong academics says. The call follows a two-year pilot study in which students from seven secondary schools took classes in the art and attended performances. 'We expect that our young generations would not only regard Cantonese ...




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