Cantonese

The courses below are offered through the Language Resource Center.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Offices:
353 International Affairs Building Extension
212-854-9224
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Web: http://www.lrc.columbia.edu/


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit Language Resource Center on the Directory of Classes for complete course information for:
Fall 2016
Spring 2017

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.


CANT UN1101 Elementary Cantonese I. 4 points.

This course introduces students to both the spoken and written Cantonese language, with achieving conversational proficiency being a primary goal. The course emphasizes oral expressions, listening comprehension, and grammar. It is designed to give beginning students a practical command of the language. Upon completion of the course, students can expect to converse in simple sentences, and recognize and write about 350 Chinese characters. Students with passable conversation ability or native speakers from Cantonese-speaking communities should not enroll in this course. Note: This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU.

Fall 2017: CANT UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CANT 1101 001/21524 T Th 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Fiona Hui 4 6/20

CANT UN2102 Intermediate Cantonese II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CANT W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

This course further continues the study of the Cantonese language. Emphasis is on linguistic rules to enable students to communicate with more competence. The lessons will not only focus on language, but also incorporate discussions on history, current events, literature, popular culture, and native values. Includes field trips to Chinatown and other Cantonese-speaking neighborhoods. Note: This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU.

Spring 2017: CANT UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CANT 2102 001/12167 T Th 4:55pm - 7:35pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Fiona Hui 4 1/20

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.