Benny’s Top Resources for Learning Cantonese


Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Cantonese.

My Favourite Courses & Apps to Give Your Cantonese a Boost

CantoneseClass101

This is my favourite Cantonese audio course. This course is much better value than more famous audio courses, and in my opinion it’s more effective too!

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Glossika

Learn through sentences and repetition. Glossika uses the “mass sentence method” combined with an advanced spaced repetition system to teach you Cantonese in context. Best for upper-beginner to intermediate learners.

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Learn how To Read and Write in Cantonese

Pleco

A must-have mobile dictionary. It's well-known that you can use it for Mandarin Chinese, but you can also install Cantonese dictionaries. It uses optical character recognition (OCR) to read and translate any Chinese text you scan with your phone. Essential if you're visiting or living in China.

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Cantonese Speaking Tools: Practice with Native Speakers

Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:

italki

italki connects you with native Cantonese speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Cantonese tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner!

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Cantonese Learning Websites You Must Bookmark Today

You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Cantonese study sessions.

Forvo

Find out how any Cantonese word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Cantonese!

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Start Speaking Cantonese Now

Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:

Conversation Countdown

Have your first conversation in Cantonese in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.

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