Lily Lam
Lily Lam, Mental Health Nursing
Sharing on Cantonese Class 2012-13 Semester 2

Teaching Cantonese is a special experience for me throughout my university life. From simple greetings to formatting a complete dialogue, students’ improvement in listening and speaking Cantonese always impress me a lot. I love teaching Cantonese because I can share knowledge about Chinese wordings as well as Hong Kong culture. If you are local, you can never imagine how difficult for a non-Cantonese speaker to pronounce number one to ten, and how hard to understand what “西多士” is. Every time clarifying the meaning and usage of wordings drives me to think about the language I am using and my identity as a Hong Kong citizen. It is my pleasure to meet people around the world and have a chance to lead them to the fantastic Chinese background.