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CNTO 301 Basic Cantonese I

Elementary level (part I) course in Cantonese for non-heritage learners with no prior exposure to or background in Cantonese. Focus on training for basic listening and conversational skills in Cantonese. Heritage speakers of Mandarin are NOT eligible.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: One of CHIN 107, CHIN 233, CHIN 108, CHIN 234. (Or placement approval.)

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
CNTO 301 001Lecture1 Mon Tue Thu Fri14:0015:00

The following students are eligible for CNTO301

a. Non-heritage speakers whose Mandarin proficiency level is beyond CHIN 233/234 (107/108).

CNTO301 is a language course which deals with Cantonese. Despite the difference between Cantonese and Mandarin in many aspects, there is significant overlap in terms of vocabulary and sentence structures.

PLACEMENT PROCEDURE: ALL students who wish to take ANY CHIN courses, (CNTO or CLCH 389/399) are required to complete an "On-Line Placement Questionnaire" to obtain a placement approval for registration. Please only register for the course that you have approval for. To get your placement approval, please go to - For further information regarding CHIN courses, please go to

If this course is blocked please sign up for the waitlist section. Students will be placed into the class based off our department priority guidelines. For more information please visit: (Is the class blocked even though there are a few seats that are free? This is normal. Please check our website for what this means.)

BlockedCNTO 301 W01Waiting List1 Mon Tue Thu Fri14:0015:00

Registering for this section does not mean you are enrolled in the course, this is a waitlist section. Students will be moved off the waitlist into the course automatically once there is space. For more information including our department priority guidelines please see: