Cantonese Teacher Hong Kong

Cantonese Teacher Hong Kong

Cantonese Teacher Hong Kong

Cantonese Teacher Hong Kong


Zoey is a qualified teacher living in Hong Kong. She is a Hong Kong-born native-Cantonese speaker, and experienced in teaching Cantonese to students in primary school up to adults. She obtained her teaching license from the Education University of Hong Kong.

Before she started as a freelance teacher, she worked as a Cantonese teacher in local primary schools, teaching Cantonese to foreign children. She creates her own teaching materials, and aims now to provide private Cantonese lessons to adult expats. She has professional training in teaching expat beginners.

She is enthusiastic about teaching Cantonese, and her students have included a company manager, a journalist, English teachers, and an expat athlete.

Education Background

Hong Kong Baptist UniversityBachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts
The Education University of Hong KongPostgraduate Diploma in Education
The Chinese University of Hong KongCertificate in teaching Chinese as a second language

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Certificate in teaching Chinese as a second language

Reasons for becoming a Cantonese Teacher

Zoey has had a growing interest in learning languages since university. She likes studying Japanese, and developed a passion for Japanese culture and language while at university. After graduating, she went to Beijing for an internship, and after finishing it began to study Mandarin, since she realized how important it is to be able to communicate locally. After a few years, she went to Japan on her own to experience what it feels like to be a beginning language learner.


PLK Grandmont Primary SchoolChinese Language Teacher
Cantonese Teacher Hong Kong
Po On Commercial Association WHK Primary SchoolChinese Language Teacher for Non-Chinese Speaking Student   Cantonese Teacher Hong Kong
Hong Kong Pro Language SchoolCantonese Tutor for expat and mandarin speakers   Cantonese Teacher Hong Kong

Photos with students of different nationalities

Teaching Style

Zoey teaches one-on-one, and only Cantonese, with a focus on speaking and listening, which are relatively easy to learn, instead of writing. She insists on having students talk with her in Cantonese in order to gain practice.

Usually her lessons are divided into several parts. The first involves revising vocabulary, which is crucial for learning Cantonese. The second involves reading made-up conversations applicable to daily life, while the third is for practicing speaking with the tutor and finishing exercises.

In order to ensure teaching quality, the materials are adjusted with an eye to the level of each student. Teaching content and method can be discussed with the student.


Lesson with Kato san from Japan Lesson with Godwin from Africa  

Learn Cantonese
Course Outline for Beginners Level

Grade 1

-Making simple conversations in social situations -Introducing yourself -Talking about numbers and time -Talking about daily life -Going shopping -Talking about the past  

Grade 2

-Asking and giving directions -Asking about habits, favorite things -Talking about weekends, plans, holidays and daily life -Asking for a favor and permission  

Grade 3

-Giving opinions and reasons -Making requests -Explaining how to go to a place -Describing yourself, your family and hobbies -Understanding recipes  

Grade 4

-Comparing things and giving opinions -Describing advantages and disadvantages -Talking about illnesses -Making invitations and suggestions  

Grade 5

-Talking about clothes, colors and quality -Asking for and understanding directions -Talking about your future plan -Giving advice -Understanding manners and etiquette while visiting other people’s houses  

Grade 6

-Understanding a casual conversation in social situations -Telling your country’s practice on gifts  

Grade 7

-Talking to people in a polite way -Showing appreciation -Describing situations -Describing the things someone did for you  

Grade 8

-Talking about unhappy or unlucky experiences -Expressing feelings such as apology, trouble, appreciation  

Lesson Material Preview

Language Skill

Fluent in Cantonese
Fluent in Mandarin
Fluent in English Basic Japanese


  1. Lessons can be held in a cafe or at your home or office.
  2. Transportation and material fee is included.
  3. The hourly rate is $300 (raised in 2018).
  4. Lessons are for adults only.
  5. Same-day cancellations require payment, unless class can be rescheduled for later the same week, or a doctor’s note is provided.
  6. Please contact the teacher every Sunday to confirm the schedule for the following week.
  7. If students cancel the lesson at the very last moment without a proper reason more than two times, it regard as automatic drop out.
  8. Students should finish the class exercise or homework properly before the class.
  9. For travelling or out of town more than two weeks, please inform your teacher two weeks before.