Ages 0-4: Roundabout Cantonese Music - 氹氹轉音樂圈

Class Duration: 30 minutes

What is Roundabout?

Roundabout Cantonese Music 氹氹轉音樂圈 is a new music curriculum that is developed by Dorothy (Locy Lee) and Eveline Yu.  Moving away from the traditional Cantonese nursery rhymes, we will explore music through original songs written in Cantonese.  We will choose lyrics and music that is easy to sing and fun to use in daily life.  We will challenge children with different rhythms and beats and different pitches to strengthen their tonal acquisition - after all, Cantonese is a tonal language!

Our Focus:

This term, we will focus on using Cantonese to introduce different genres of music to children (ages 0-4).

We will be incorporating songs and segments where the parent's assistance and participation will be necessary.

We want families to have fun and take this opportunity to be silly with their little ones.  Come and join us in our new music program!
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2022 Spring Semester (9 Weeks = $117 Cdn):

Sunday: 8:15am PST / 11:15am EST / 4:15pm BST (Eveline & Dorothy) --- April 24 - June 26

Sunday: 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 5:00pm BST (Eveline & Dorothy) --- April 24 - June 26


Note:

If you're in the UK, you can register here: https://www.locyleelearning.com/roundaboutcantonesemusic

If you're in Canada, you can register below.

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Ages 5-8: Cantonese Stories & Conversations (Small Group)

Class Duration: 45 minutes

In this class, we will have fun reading stories and doing various activities - all in Cantonese.

Each week we will cover:

  • writing and reading traditional Chinese character
  • reading stories
  • songs & activities
  • Conversations

For stories, we will be sampling picture books, wordless books, bridge books, and more!

Pre-requisite for this class:

- basic reading comprehension (Set 1 Sage or 100 characters)

- able to follow instructions in Cantonese

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2022 Spring Semester (8 Weeks = $120 Cdn):

Friday: 3:45pm PST / 6:45pm EST (45 mins) --- May 6 - June 24

Saturday: 9am PST / 12pm EST (45 mins) --- May 7 - June 25

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Little Explorers Cantonese

On Demand Cantonese Language Program for Children

Suitable for Ages 3-7 years old

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Length: Each term covers 12 topics and includes 24 lessons. Each lesson is 20-30 minutes.

Resources include: jyutping vocabulary list, fun digital games to support learning, FB support group

Lessons:

Our lessons cover vocabulary, songs, stories, activities, games, and writing. Our goal is to have fun while learning. We will incorporate the vocabulary into the fun activities your child will enjoy.

Ms. Cherry will also teach art and technique through drawings, fun casual Cantonese conversations, with some cultural tidbits.

Term 1 includes:

  • Chinese Festivals
  • Zodiac animals
  • All About Me
  • Family
  • Seasons
  • Clothing
  • Weather

Come join us!

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Every Wednesday 10am PST / 1pm EST


This is a free beginner class to Mandarin. We will be singing in both Mandarin (mainly) and English. We will learn some simple rhymes and traditional nursery songs.

This program is sponsored by The 519 Church Community Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Community Center has been very supportive of our programs from the very beginning and I love that it has offered this program to families for free.

Follow the link before to register for your program. Please make sure you locate the zoom links in your email (in case you have trouble logging into the Event Brite page).

No language background necessary - I will try my best to follow your lead (so make sure your video is turned ON).


Sign Up Here -> https://www.the519.org/events/vrnrme

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Every Wednesday 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST

This is a free beginner class to Cantonese. We will be singing nursery songs, new and old, in Cantonese, as well as learn some nursery rhymes. We will be using 100% Cantonese - full immersion for 30 minutes! You can do it!

This program is sponsored by The 519 Church Community Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Community Center has been very supportive of our programs from the very beginning and I love that it has offered this program to families for free.

Follow the link before to register for your program. Please make sure you locate the zoom links in your email (in case you have trouble logging into the Event Brite page).

It is okay if your little one runs away - as long as they are listening and being exposed to the language, I don't mind... but... I do require that the video is turned ON for the safety of other families in class.

Please Sign Up Through this LINK: https://www.the519.org/events/vrnrc

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What Do Our Classes Look Like?

We focus on PLAY! We want our parents, grandparents, and caregivers to have fun with their little ones while learning new songs to sing at home.

We start with our Hello Song and end with our Goodbye Song.

In class, you will:

  • meet & greet other families
  • practice our numbers, colours, and everyday vocabulary (food, transportation, daily routine...)
  • move with the music - dance, finger play, clapping to the beat
  • sing - the best age to build a foundation in music development is 0-5 years old!
  • explore percussion instruments - pick up an instrument and jam to the beat
  • have fun!

Classes are 30 minutes long (which is a long time for our little ones to stay focused). Don't worry if you don't know the words - we will provide you links to the songs and lyrics so you can access them when you get home.

If you have older ones at home, we are also offering classes suitable for ages 3-6 and 5-8. Feel free to ask about the courses!

Terms & Policies

Classes are 100% refundable up to 1 week before the start of the first class. Cancellations made within two weeks of the start of class will receive a 50% refund.

If you are unable to attend a class, you can substitute a friend to take your place. Please arrange with your instructor ahead of time.

FAQ

Can siblings attend?

Yes! In fact, siblings under 1 years old are free. Siblings are also welcome in the Online Cantonese Music Circle (ages 0-6).

Do you sell Chinese children's books? I can't find any around me.

Yes we do! All the stories in class are available for purchase. They are available at Little Kozzi Bookstore.
We also take book requests and will try our best to find them for you!