Learn Cantonese

Berlitz Cantonese

Chinese is spoken by more people than any other language in the world. All but about 100 million of China’s 1 1/4 billion people speak one or another of its dialects. There are another 20 million speakers on Taiwan, 7 million in Thailand, 5 million in Malaysia, 2 1⁄2 million in Singapore, one million in Vietnam, and lesser numbers in other countries including the United States and Canada.


Cantonese is spoken by about 50 million people in the extreme southern provinces of Kwangtung (Guangdong) and Kwangsi (Guangxi) and also in Hong Kong. Cantonese is also spoken in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Most Chinese speakers in the United States speak Cantonese.

Find the perfect Cantonese lessons for you

Online Cantonese lessons

Our Berlitz online Cantonese courses offer you the opportunity to decide where and when you want to learn. Regardless of whether you want to learn completely independently or with the support of one of our language trainers: You can decide for yourself which learning method suits you best.

In-person Cantonese lessons

These Cantonese language courses are offered face-to-face with a native level instructor at our language school in Hong Kong.

How to learn Cantonese

Step 1

Find out about the different Cantonese classes we offer.

Step 2

Contact us! Together we will find out at what level you currently speak Cantonese and which program best suits your requirements.

Step 3

Register for your chosen Cantonese program and talk to your instructor about your language goals.

Step 4

Practice regularly, especially speaking.

Step 5

Receive constant feedback so that you can continuously improve.

We have Cantonese lessons available to suit all levels and ages

Cantonese for Beginners

This language course is for anyone who wants to learn Cantonese from scratch.

Cantonese for intermediate to advanced learners

This language course is for everyone who already has knowledge of Cantonese and wants to deepen their understanding.

Cantonese for kids and teens

This language course is suitable for all children aged 4 - 17.

Cantonese for companies

This language course is ideal for you if you want to learn Cantonese as a company or for select employees or executives.