Alexandra Lau : Chinese Cantonese

Alexandra Lau
Subject : Chinese Cantonese
Native : Chinese Cantonese
Hong Kong
(57) Lessons
100%      
(10) Reviews
Last class : 3 days
2 days ago
Offline
45 Min : $28.58 / £20.44 / €23.24
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Alexandra Lau and I'm 37 years old and currently living in Hong Kong. I am a native Chinese Cantonese speaker and teach Chinese Cantonese, English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since July 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Chinese Cantonese, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am always fascinated by my mother tongue Cantonese: the vivid metaphors, the lively expressions, the wit in the language! You share the same view with me, and want to have a flavour of it? Great! Yet you are not quite sure where to start, or you encounter some hiccups here and there along the way? No worries, I am here to help!

I obtained Masters of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language because I want to assist as many people as possible learn Cantonese, simple as that! My teaching style : I want to make it fun and useful, so I will explore various topics and materials, from newspapers to YouTube, from song to drama, as long as I see fit. And I will work in a communicative way. Grammar work is done from time to time.

If you want to learn Cantonese or about Hong Kong and the language with me, feel free to contact to me.

Qualifications & Experience

2012- Present Freelance translator and teacher of Cantonese

2014 Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language awarded by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2004 Bachelor of Arts in Translation (First Class Honours)

Teaching Approach

The materials are in form of Google Doc. Audio recordings, YouTube videos and TV programmes in Hong Kong are used as well. For beginners, I shall teach with aid of English. For Intermediate and Advanced learners, the lessons will be conducted in Cantonese and English is used at the minimum level.

Communicative approaches are adopted, but if you would like to drill on some grammar rules, I can also customise the materials for it.

My last class was :
3 days ago.
 
06 Jan 2018
By : Laura S
Subject : Chinese Cantonese 
Very good introduction of Cantonese! She gave good feedback about how to correctly pronounce the tones. Her materials were well planned and very helpful. I will take class with her again!
 
30 Jul 2017
By : macys80
Subject : Chinese Cantonese 
Excellent introduction to the language for my son
 
21 Jul 2017
By : chrisbrann
Subject : Chinese Cantonese 
Another well structured lesson, though less useful than the first. To someone just starting in Cantonese, I'm not sure how useful names of countries is! I'd much rather have names of food, directions, how to pay... practical stuff like that.
 
16 Jul 2017
By : chrisbrann
Subject : Chinese Cantonese 
Well structured and planned - and a good balance of encouragement and correction. Very enjoyable!

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