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FYI: Holland Center and Morse are right next to each other on Van Buren St.


Advanced Arabic             3:00- 3:50 pm      Holland Center

Conversational Arabic       4:00- 4:50 pm      Holland Center

Beginning Spanish          5:00-5:50 pm        Morse B207

Intermediate Japanese        5:00- 5:50pm     Morse B107

Intermediate Chinese          6:00- 6:50 pm    Morse A201



All Levels Farsi            12:00- 12:50 pm      Morse A200

Beginning German           4:00- 4:50 pm      Morse B108

Beginning Japanese          6:00- 6:50 pm      Morse A201



Beginning Arabic        4:00- 4:50 pm       Morse A2o2

Advanced Chinese       4:00- 4:50 pm      Morse A200

Intermediate Spanish        5:00- 5:50 pm  Morse B107

Intermediate Korean        5:00- 5:50 pm     Morse A202

All Levels Hebrew        6:00- 6:50 pm      Morse B107

All Levels Tagalog        6:00- 6:50 pm      Morse A201

Beginning Kazakh        6:30- 7:20 pm     Morse A202

Beginning Korean        7:00-  7:50 pm    Morse A201

Intermediate Arabic        7:00- 7:50 pm   Morse A101



Intermediate French      4:00- 4:50    Morse A200

Conversational  French  4:00-4:50    TBA



Beginning Chinese      9:00- 9:50 am      Morse A200

American Sign Language    2:00-2:50 pm      Morse A200

Intermediate Russian     4:00- 4:50 pm    Morse A200

All Levels Cantonese       5:00- 5:50 pm    Morse B107



Beginning French    11:00- 11:50 am   Morse B107

Da ga ho!

I know that it’s been a while since we’ve posted on this blog, but please know that the BUILD Cantonese google site is still up and running. We just finished our Lesson 6 last Friday where we began to brainstorm some ideas for our class skit! This week (for Lesson 7) we will begin creating the skit.

For those of you who are still interested in Cantonese or have not been to classes recently, it’s not too late! You can still join us! We meet every Friday at 4pm. Beginning level in CF452 and intermediate level in Morse B107!

Cantonese Room Change

The Cantonese class (Fridays from 4-5pm) will meet in CF452, beginning this week, as to accommodate the class size! No more sitting on the floor or standing in the doorway!


Cantonese Lesson 2 Review

大家好 Dai ga ho!

Today we learned yes/no, thank you/you’re welcome, numbers, some basic dim sum and how to order. Here is where you can watch the recap video on what we did in class: https://sites.google.com/site/buildcantonese/lesson-two/recap

Next week we will look at more Hong Kong food and food culture!

星期五再見啦 Sing kay m joi geen la!

Cantonese Class 1 Recap!


Thank you for attending the Cantonese class! Karen and I were so happy to see your enthusiasm and that you’ve learned so fast!

But don’t forget to review what we’ve learned from time to time! Here’s a recap of what we’ve learned on Friday!

1. Introduction:

  • “Hello, my name is _____. I am a student of __(program)___.” “你好!我嘅名係______. 我係______嘅學生。”

2. Writing & Tones:

  • The orientation of Chinese characters: top-down-left-right
  • 6 basic tones (which pretty much covers all of it)
    • Tone Pitch Contour Example
      1 1 High Level dzUng1 Chinese
      2 2 Low-Mid to High Rising gon2 speak
      3 3 Mid Level ou3 bay
      4 4 Low-Mid to Low Falling tsAm4 sink
      5 5 Low to Low-Mid Rising mai5 buy
      6 6 Low-Mid Level mai6 sell
Then we’ve covered how to greet in Cantonese, please download the following file and have fun in pronouncing Cantonese!
What’s more, we have to thank Karen for making an  amazing blog! We went through it in our class. Here is the link.
You can also find information of the BUILD Cantonese class on my blog:
If you cannot log in to the site, please contact me or Karen. We will set up your permissions right away!
Thanks again! See you all next time!

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