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Cantonese Language and Culture Level 1

Introduces spoken Cantonese and aims to provide beginning students with a practical command of the language. Students learn to read some characters, but the emphases of this course are proper pronunciation and the development of conversational proficiency. Among the topics introduced are tonal recognition and pronunciation, simple sentence structure, interrogatives, counting and telling time. Upon completion of this course students should be able to introduce themselves, exchange greetings and converse simply on a number of everyday topics. (Teacher-selected resources)

 

Cantonese Language and Culture Level 2

Upon completion of this course, students can expect to be able to discuss a broader range of topics with greater precision and confidence. Building upon the basic foundation provided in Level One, more advanced topics are introduced including the use of comparatives and the future tense. Students can expect to improve dramatically their vocabulary through participation in structured oral activities. (Teacher-selected resources)

 

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Since communication in a foreign language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach you the living language through carefully selected textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles and other relevant materials, rather than have you repeat and memorize tourist phrases.

Our teachers usually provide suggestions for texts and supplementary materials before the beginning of a program, both group and private.

 

Tuition

Tuition for the Cantonese program at all levels is $379. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee for first-time students only. 

In addition to our core program, we offer immersion programs which cover levels 1 to 5 of our core program in 6 weeks (4 weeks in summer). Tuition for the daytime immersion program is $1,895.

Please note that our immersion program hours may change depending on how many students register for the course. 
 

Immersion Courses

Hours

3 or more students

90

2 students

72

1 student

40

 
 

Schedule

 

Class Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Level 1

Saturdays

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Level 2

Saturdays

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Summer Class Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Level 1

Saturdays

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Level 2

Saturdays

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

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You are invited to our next Open Houses on
Wednesday, November 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. at our
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Join our staff and teachers for refreshments and a helpful discussion of your needs.

Contact:

Jasmyne Raneri, Program Coordinator, Foreign Language Programs
617-262-3500 x229 jasmyne@bostonlanguage.com
Foreign Language Department Associate
617-262-3500 x224 language@bostonlanguage.com

Private
Programs

Private instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.

Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.

Immersion
Programs

Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs).

The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.

Corporate
Programs

Since 1981, The Boston Language Institute has been serving the language needs of major international corporations, government agencies and leading professional firms.

Our training in over 140 languages, along with our cross cultural orientation seminars and executive coaching, have helped our clients succeed in the international arena. Whether on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting, we work closely with our clients, assisting them to choose a program that best fits their schedule and language needs.