Ages 0-6: 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 using Cantonese in different genres of music.

In this program, our main focus is learning about music through Cantonese.  Each song is original - written with the child in mind.  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!

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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2021 Fall Semester (12 Weeks = $156 Cdn):

Sunday: 8:15am PST / 11:15am EST / 4:15pm BST (Eveline & Dorothy) --- September 12 - December 12 (FULL)

Sunday: 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 5:00pm BST (Eveline & Dorothy) --- September 12 - December 12 (FULL)

If you're in the UK, Australia, or Hong Kong and would like to join, head to Locy Lee Learning to sign up.

Class times: Sunday: 9:30am BST/GMT / 6:30pm AEST / 4:30pm HKT


Note:

Our Reading Break will be October 24 and Oct 31. Keep an eye out for our Hallowe'en Event.

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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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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Ages 3-6: Cantonese Songs & Conversations (Small Group)

Class Duration: 45 minutes

In this class, we will sing songs, look at simple Chinese characters, and have conversations through activities.

Each week we will cover:

  • a different theme
  • writing traditional Chinese character
  • reading simple traditional Chinese character
  • singing traditional songs and nursery rhymes
  • games and conversations in Cantonese

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2021 Fall Semester (10 weeks = $150 Cdn): ON HOLD

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

Class Duration: 45 minutes

In this class, we will have fun singing songs, reading stories, and drawing - all in Cantonese.

Each week we will cover:

  • writing traditional Chinese characters
  • reading stories
  • playing games
  • singing songs
  • creating art together

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2021 Spring Semester (10 Weeks = $150 Cdn): ON HOLD

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Ka Foo (嘉芙姐姐) x Eveline Summer Camp (COMPLETED)

2 Week Summer Camp

Update: The camp has ended. Thank you for joining us! We look forward to seeing you next summer!

This summer, Miss Ka Foo and Ms. Eveline are excited to offer a 2-week summer camp for ages 4-7. We will be offering 2 different programs:

1) Music Around the World

2) Story Time

In both programs, there will be plenty of opportunities to speak and converse in Cantonese with teachers and meet families from all over the world.

Siblings are welcome and can enjoy a 50% discount.

Are you ready? Come join us!

Class Schedule:

Dates: July 19, 22, 28, 29 (Mondays and Thursdays)

Time: 4:30pm-5:00pm PST // 7:30am-8:00am HKT (Music)

Time: 5:05pm-6:35pm PST // 8:05am-9:35am HKT (Story)

Fees: $60 Cdn/person, sibling discount available

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Cantonese Summer Program (COMPLETED)

What's Included in the Program?

The COMPLETE summer program will have:

  • 20 pre-recorded lessons designed by certified teachers
  • 4 LIVE zoom class with Ms. Cherry and Ms. Eveline
  • 20 engaging stories with Ms. Eveline
  • 128 Flashcards (traditional Chinese)
  • 16 Writing sheets (beginner to advanced)
  • 16 Crafts & Activities
  • Songs and Rhymes in Cantonese

LIVE classes: Every Friday at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm BST (June: 18, 25; July: 2, 9)

All lessons (including the LIVE classes) will be available for replay until August 31.

GREAT! Tell Me More!

1) Why Should I Sign Up?

As our classes are usually capped at 8-10 students, we are often full and cannot take in students. We wanted to make learning accessible to more families. So... we are offering lessons-on-demand!

Lessons-on-demand means you don't have to miss any classes due to play dates, nice weather outside, or... summer things happening that you didn't account for.

2) Interaction with Other Children:

Interaction with other children is so important! In the private Facebook group, your child will have the chance to meet other children around the world who also speak Cantonese! There is a Show & Tell component in each lesson (optional) where your child can upload a video to share with others. Your child will have a chance to practice speaking, listening, and responding to other children. It's like having pen pals, but you'll have 50+ of them!

3) Private Facebook Group:

The entire course is hosted in the private Facebook group. You will not be alone in this Cantonese journey - from June to August, we will be encouraging you to keep watching and we will keep learning together!

4) Our Children Still Have School in June?!

With early access to the material, you can start the course at any time. You can start with us in June or later in the summer when your child is done school. Each day, we will be uploading 1 new lesson - starting from June 14.

All lessons are available for replay until August 31.

5) Bonus: Writing Activities and Activity Booklet

Have you seen Sweet Note Learning's beautiful worksheets and activity booklets?

Ms. Eveline will be going through all the writing and activities with the children in the video. You can even "pause" the video - and go grab things that you need (pencil crayons, glue, scissors, erasers...)

6) Bonus BONUS: We even have something FOR PARENTS

Each lesson, we will have a vocabulary list that includes jyutping (Cantonese pronunciation guide) so you can say the Chinese words in Cantonese without looking up the dictionary. How AMAZING is that?

Sessions: 3 Choices

1) Session 1 (10 classes): $50 - June 14 - June 25

2) Session 2 (10 classes): $50 - June 28 - July 9

3) Session 1 & 2 (20 classes): $80 - June 14 - July 9

After Registration:

Once registered, we will invite you to our Facebook private group (3 days before we start).

For more details, feel free to contact us: evelineyu@rnrmusicclass.com

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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!