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 Association Director Dana Bourgerie. 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, Canberra, Australia.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.


University of British Columbia, Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia.
Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia.
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.


Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
Intensive Cantonese language courses in Guangzhou China.


Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.
Lund University, Lund, Sweden. (note: does not offer Cantonese anymore)
School of Oriental and African Studies. (SOAS), London, United Kingdom.
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. (Yale-China Chinese Language Center).
City University of Hong Kong (formerly City Polytechnic of Hong Kong), Kowloon, Hong Kong. (note: offers both credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing Cantonese courses for enrolled students)
Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (formerly Hong Kong Polytechnic), Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong University (Chinese Language Centre), Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
(i) Language Centre (ii) School of Professional (iii Continuing Education (SPACE) Pok Fu Lam Road Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Center for Language Education), Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong.

United States

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. (note: only offers Cantonese 101-02, 201-202)
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
New York University, Manhattan, New York City. (note: only offers elementary and intermediate Cantonese courses for credit)
Georgetown University, Georgetown, Washington, DC.
Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virginia. (note: not for external students, for institute and other approved government students only)
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.
San Francisco City College, San Francisco, California. (note: only offers beginning and intermediate level Cantonese)
Stanford University, Stanford, California.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
University of California Davis, Davis, California.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.