【APNEWS】As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

While most classes in Hong Kong’s schools are still taught in Cantonese, many have added Mandarin to their curriculum as Beijing tries to strengthen its grip over the semi-autonomous city. The arrival of mainland Chinese for work or education has also boosted Mandarin, and more Hong Kong residents have learned to speak Mandarin to do business with the mainland.
But such changes have not eroded Cantonese, Lau said. “Cantonese has never been stronger in Hong Kong,” he said.

【獨立媒體報道】大學教授、印裔港人夥百名義工製粵拼故事書 盼助非華語學生:想大家學會欣賞廣東話

【獨媒報導】學習一門新語言,離不開聽和讀故事書等途徑。偏偏在香港,即使尋遍各大書店,亦很難找到廣東話寫成的故事書。「萌塞」、「 用力掹」等日常用語,究竟怎樣書寫?又如何解釋字眼的意思? 「廣東話被譽為最難學習的語言之一,是因為沒有合適的教材。」

【冚唪唥上RTHK-節目重溫】

究竟香港嘅非華語學生喺中文學習上面對緊啲咩困難?咩方法先可以有效解決到佢哋嘅學習需要? 冚唪唥嘅Co-Founder Viveik Saigal 聯同合作伙伴 Integrated Brilliant Education 嘅Co-Founder Manoj Dhar,接受 RTHK Radio 3 NoreenMir 嘅訪問,討論冚唪唥粵文同IBEL嘅觀點同提倡嘅方案,可以點樣更切合本港非華語學生嘅中文學習處境。 We’re talking about learning Cantonese for students from non-Chinese-speaking families. We’re joined at 1.30 by Viveik Saigal, the co-founder of HamBaangLaang, which is a community initiative that explores Hong Kong, Cantonese and Asian cultures by storytelling and activities in […]

[Young Post-SCMP] How a Hong Kong linguist promotes Cantonese education by creating online dictionary, storybooks, Wordle spin-off

Lau Chaak-ming, a linguistics professor at the Education University of Hong Kong, has been on a mission to improve resources for those wanting to learn Cantonese Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written Sue Ng | Published: 14:00pm, 27 Feb, 2022 Sources: SCMP/YP/Discover/LifestyleFull […]

Rainbow Seeds Cantonese – How to use HBL Stories to Teach Cantonese

Rainbow Sees Cantonese (RSC) has been teaching children from bilingual families (ages 3-10+) for about 5 years so we totally understand the difficulty of learning Cantonese. Learning to ‘Listen’ and ‘Speak’ is the priority before establishing the ability to ‘Read” and ‘Write’. Materials for learning Jyutping or speaking Cantonese are lacking in the market, or they are too advanced to non-native speaking children, eventually disinteresting them learning the language. I’m glad that I met Hambaanglaang (HBL), which added more diverse and fun content into RSC’s lessons for my students.

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