Cantonese Programs Around the World

The following is a list of programs in Cantonese according to Cantonese Language Association (CLA) records. Please send updates or additions (including institution, program contact, and url) to In addition to our list, the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) at the University of Minnesota also maintains a list of institutions teaching Cantonese.


Australian National Unversity. GPO 4. Canberra. ACT 2601. Australia
University of Queensland.


Leiden Univeristy. Stationsweg 46. POB 9500. 2300 RA Leiden, NetherlandsLund University. POB 117, S-221 00., Lund, Sweden
School of Oriental and African Studies. (SOAS). University of London. Senate          House. London, England. WCIE 7HU. United Kingdom

PRC/Hong Kong SAR

Chinese University of Hong Kong. (New Asia/Yale-in-China) Shatin, New Territories Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong (formerly City Polytechnic of Hong Kong) . 4B, Blk 10, Tak Chee Yuen 88 Tat Chee Ave. Kowloon, Hong Kong

          Hong Kong University. (i) Language Centre (ii) School of Professional (iii                                 Continuing Education (SPACE) Pok Fu Lam Road Hong Kon

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Language Centre University of Science & Tech. Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Jinan University. Guangzhou
Polytechnic University of Hong Kong.(formerly Hong Kong Polytechnic). Dept.of Chinese, Translation, and Interp. Kowloon, Hong Kong


University of British Columbia

United States

Brigham Young University.Asian and Near Eastern Languages. Brigham Young University. Provo, UT 84602
Cornell University. Department of Asian Languages Ithaca, NY 14850
Georgetown University. Department of East Asian Languages and Culture. Georgetown University. Washington, DC 20057
Foreign Service Institute. Asian Languages Section. 4000 Arlington Blvd. Room F4629. Arlington, VA 22204-1500
Harvard University. Department of Asian Languages Cambridge, MA 02138
Indiana University. Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN 47405
Ohio State University Holds a Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL) every year
San Francisco City College. City College of San Francisco. San Fancisco, CA 94116
San Jose State University. Department of Asian Languages. San Jose , CA 95192. Fax: (408) 867-9235
Stanford University. Department of Asian Languages. Stanford , CA 94305 (650) 723-230 Bulletin Link
University of Arizona Critical Language Program, individualized instruction track.
University of California, Davis. Asian American Studies Davis, CA 95616
The University of Southern California. Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC). Los Angeles CA 90089-4351. Tel: (213)740-3707 FAX (213) 740-9295
University of Hawaii. Department of Asian Languages. University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, HI 96848
Intensive Cantonese language courses Guangzhou China