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When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Cantonese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Cantonese lessons is $43. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $70 per hour.

30-min $17
$30 average
45-min $25
$40 average
60-min $30
$43 average

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Cantonese lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Cantonese lessons are 7% less expensive at $40, and 30-minute lessons cost 31% less at $30.

Curious how much Cantonese lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best Cantonese teachers .

Cantonese Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Cantonese instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Cantonese instructors

Qin L.

San Francisco, CA
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Ying W.

Turlock, CA
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Christine W.

Kingston, RI
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About Qin L.

San Francisco, CA
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My goal is to teach non CANTO speaking student learn the beginning level of the language, in order for them to understand the basic conversations and vocabularies.

About Ying W.

Turlock, CA
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I am from China. Both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese are my native languages. Want to learn Chinese? Speak Chinese fast and easily? Learn how to read and write Chinese characters? Get to know the Chinese culture, customs and traditions? Let’s get started!

Antonio W. March 21, 2019
· Cantonese · Online
Excellent teacher!
Pauline February 28, 2019
· Cantonese · Online
Yung is a best teacher, she is an awesome teach and is really funny.
Clara J. February 10, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Ying does a great job explaining and personalizing her lesson.

About Christine W.

Kingston, RI

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I have been speaking Cantonese with my family for my whole life. It was my first language since I grew up in Hong Kong.

Manabu August 31, 2018
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Christine is very friendly with a bubbly personality! I don't know her teaching, but she is a very good pianist.
Rebecca July 28, 2018
· Piano · In home
Christine played piano in my graduate composition recital. She is an excellent pianist, sight reader, and accompanist. I think a student at any level would benefit from her teaching.
William July 26, 2018
· Music Theory · In home
Christine is very knowledgeable, sharing her insights and education from URI.

Why TakeLessons?


Cantonese Lessons

Do you want to take Cantonese Chinese lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private Cantonese lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the Cantonese language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our Cantonese tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the Cantonese language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, dialects, sentence structures, variations between Cantonese and Mandarin, gender differences, politeness in Chinese culture and its relationship to the Chinese language. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning a foreign language like Cantonese.

As a Category 5 language, Cantonese is one of the hardest foreign languages to master. It takes up to 88 weeks, or 2400 hours, of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Though learning Cantonese is extremely useful while traveling to the Guangzhou region of China and Southeast Asia, it also helps with career prospects and with personal relationships. Become a better Cantonese speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online Cantonese classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Foreign Language Lesson Methods:
Cantonese Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

China Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs to Guangzhou, Southeast China and Southeast Asia, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning the language, immersing your self in the origin country and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. Traveling in countries where English isn't the primary language can be risky if you don't plan ahead. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local Cantonese group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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