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David Livingstone: Cantonese and Kids Haven

david livingstone: This comes at a time when Mandarin has surpassed Cantonese as the most widely spoken Chinese-language in the Lower Mainland, according to the 2016 census, according to Metro News. Karine Ling teaches an after-school Cantonese class at David Livingstone Elementary and starts her courses with the basics, no matter what age her students are. There are a several Cantonese schools popping up in Vancouver that focus on conversational, rather than written language and cater to those who have no exposure to Cantonese at home. For the first class, I teach them how to say hello and good bye. But these kids haven't. function set Cookie related path / ; Related Vancouver advocates aim to save Cantonese as language loses ground to Mandarin New spin on Chinese school focuses on Chinatown's Cantonese conversations'It changes every day' Vancouver commissions retail gentrification study in Chinatown Vancouver Chinatown's cultural food businesses struggle to survive report Ling, 24, teaches a class of 11 children ages four to 13. These are things you don't usually learn at Chinese school because you would learn at home, she explained. ( As reported in the news.