Hong Kong Language Schools

Please find the listings for the leading language schools in Hong Kong that offer a wide selection of language lessons including Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Spanish, English, German, Korean and more. These language schools offer courses from beginner to advanced levels and cater to companies, teens, children and adults.


Hong Kong Language Schools

If you have arrived as an expat in Hong Kong, you probably want to learn at least some basic Cantonese and/or Mandarin. Being able to understand and speak these languages will enrich your experience in Hong Kong as it will allow you to communicate and interact with the local population. Although Hong Kong has progressed dramatically in terms of the number of people who can communicate in English, the vast majority of HK’ers understand and speak minimal English.

If Cantonese and Mandarin are not of interest, you might consider using some of your spare time to learn other popular world languages such as French or Spanish. Learning a language has benefits that extend beyond being able to communicate with people who do not speak English including:

  • There is a high correlation between learning additional languages and academic achievement at all levels including college.
  • Research demonstrates that capability in multiple languages is associated with better problem-solving skills, creativity and reasoning ability.
  • Medically, there is support for the assertion that learning another language can delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Children whose families spoke a different language at home than in school have scored higher on cognitive tests and are able to better focus in a distractive environment than unilingual students. This translates into success in the classroom.
  • There are more job opportunities for people who learn additional languages. This is particularly relevant in Hong Kong where companies are increasingly focusing on hiring candidates who are proficient in both English and Mandarin. Learning Mandarin in Hong Kong can dramatically increase your career prospects.
  • As an expat, you may be interested in a nomadic lifestyle; learning other languages opens the doors to job opportunities in other countries.
  • It has been argued that learning languages makes individuals more tolerant and empathetic as it allows you to more deeply connect with people from different countries and cultures.
  • And last but not least, attending a language school while you are in Hong Kong will make your life more interesting. You will meet like-minded people in your classes and develop a much broader perspective on the world.

 

If you are seeking recommendations for language schools in Hong Kong, please visit the AsiaXPAT Education Forum.