DLI - Cantonese Language Course - Basic Course

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Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 01 - Volume 01 - Lessons 01-03

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 02 - Volume 01 - Lessons 04-14

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 03 - Volume 01 - Lessons 15-20

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 04 - Volume 02 - Lessons 21-23

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 04 - Volume 02 - Lessons 24-26

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 05 - Volume 02 - Lessons 27-32

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 06 - Volume 02 - Lessons 33-35

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 06 - Volume 02 - Lessons 36-38

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 07 - Volume 02 - Lessons 38-40 and Volume 03 - Lessons 41

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 08 - Volume 03 - Lessons 42-45

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 09 - Volume 03 - Lessons 46-49

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 10 - Volume 03 - Lessons 50-53

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 11 - Volume 03 - Lessons 54-57

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 12 - Volume 03 - Lessons 58-60

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 13 - Volume 04 - Lessons 01-02

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 13 - Volume 04 - Lessons 03-04

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 14 - Volume 04 - Lessons 05-08

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 15 - Volume 04 - Lessons 09-10

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 15 - Volume 04 - Lessons 11-12

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 16 - Volume 04 - Lessons 13

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 16 - Volume 04 - Lessons 14

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 17 - Volume 04 - Lessons 15-18

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 18 - Volume 04 - Lessons 19-20 and Volume 05 - Lessons 01-02

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 19 - Volume 05 - Lessons 03-04

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 20 - Volume 05 - Lessons 05-06

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 20 - Volume 05 - Lessons 07

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 21 - Volume 05 - Lessons 08-09

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 22 - Volume 05 - Lessons 10-12

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 23 - Volume 05 - Lessons 13-14

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 24 - Volume 05 - Lessons 15-17

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 25 - Volume 05 - Lessons 18-20

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 26 - Volume 06 - Lessons 01-04

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 27 - Volume 06 - Lessons 05-08

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 28 - Volume 06 - Lessons 09-12

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 29 - Volume 06 - Lessons 13-16

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 30 - Volume 06 - Lessons 17-20

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 31 - Volume 07 - Lessons 01-04

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 32 - Volume 07 - Lessons 05-10

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 33 - Volume 07 - Lessons 11-13

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 33 - Volume 07 - Lessons 14-16

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 34 - Volume 07 - Lessons 17-20

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 35 - Volume 08 - Lessons 01-05

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 36 - Volume 08 - Lessons 06-07

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 36 - Volume 08 - Lessons 08-09

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 37 - Volume 08 - Lessons 10-14

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 38 - Volume 08 - Lessons 15-20

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 39 - Volume 08 - Lessons 21-26

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 40 - Volume 09 - Lessons 01-06

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 41 - Volume 09 - Lessons 07-12

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 42 - Volume 09 - Lessons 13-16

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 43 - Volume 09 - Lessons 17-20

Cantonese Basic Course - Tape 44 - Volume 09 - Lessons 21-26


Defense Language Institute Cantonese  - Image The Chinese Cantonese Course, consisting of 166 lessons in 8 volumes, is one of the Defense Language Institute's Basic Course Series. The material was developed at the Defense Language Institute's Curriculum Development Board. The course is designed to train native English language speakers to Level 3 proficiency in comprehension and speaking and Level 2 proficiency in reading and writing Chinese Cantonese. The texts are intended for classroom use in the Defense Language Institute's intensive programs employing the audio-lingual methodology. Audios accompany the texts.

Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese is the dialect of Yue Chinese spoken in the vicinity of Canton (i.e. Guangzhou) in southern China. It is the traditional prestige dialect of Yue.

Cantonese is the prestige language of the Cantonese people. Inside mainland China, it is a lingua franca in Guangdong Province and some neighbouring areas, such as the eastern part of Guangxi Province. It is the majority language of Hong Kong and Macau. It is also traditionally the most spoken Chinese dialect among overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia (most notably in Vietnam, Malaysia and Christmas Island) and the Western world, especially Canada, Australia, Western Europe, and the United States.

Cantonese is spoken in: Hong Kong, Macau

Cantonese has no known alternate names.

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