Intermediate Hokkien Classes
LeVEL UP YOUR Hokkien
The “cheem” stuff, with more focus on sentence structures.
2-hour Online Class + 2 x 4-Hour In-Person Classes
Efficiently designed for busy people.
Taught in English
No Mandarin background required.
Fun-filled activities and language hacks.
Upcoming Intermediate Hokkien Classes
2-hour Online Class
- 30 November 2021, Tuesday
- 8pm to 10pm
2 x 4-Hour IN-PERSON Classes
- 4 & 11 December 2021, Saturdays
- 9am to 1pm
- SGD228, including materials
- LTC Building, S409958
- Sеntеnсе аnd Quеѕtіоn Ѕtruсturеѕ
- Cоnјunсtіоnѕ аnd Quаntіfіеrѕ
- Ѕhареѕ аnd Соlоurѕ
- Аdvаnсеd Ноkkіеn Ѕlаngѕ аnd Іdіоmѕ
Good to have:
- Able to listen and speak basic Hokkien
- Positive learning attitude
- Active participation in class activities
- 30-minute daily practice between sessions
Why Learn Intermediate Hokkien With Us?
Let's Go Deeper into Conversation Creations
If you are thinking of joining our Intermediate Hokkien Classes, you should already know a bunch of commonly-used Singapore Hokkien words spanning these topics: Greetings, Numbers, Time, Dates, Hobbies, Daily Activities, Common Body Parts & Medical Terms and Food. (P.S. If you have attended our Hokkien Workshop for Beginners, you are good to go!)
During your Intermediate Hokkien Classes, we want to help you converse fluently and naturally in Singapore Hokkien. Besides improving your vocabulary, you will learn how to better structure questions and sentences, so that you can further express yourselves in terms of what you see, feel, or experience in your daily life.
Efficient Learning through Fun Activities
Traditional language classes spend many sessions building vocabulary or teaching sentence structures by repeating each word or sentence after the tutor for x times. For us, we believe that if learning is not fun, you will lose the motivation to learn. Hence, it would not be effective even if you sit through multiple lessons.
This is why during your Intermediate Hokkien Classes, you will be engaged in many activities. We don’t want to give your surprises away, but let’s just say, time often flies by in a flash. By the end of your classes, you will walk away with an improved standard of Singapore Hokkien.
What Our Students Say
Thanks for keeping the language alive. I’m able to communicate better with the elderly under my care, thanks to the workshop!
Intermediate Hokkien Classes
I feel very encouraged to try and make mistakes. This helps me to get out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed the classes a lot. Awesome!
Intermediate Hokkien Classes
1. Fill in and submit the form.
2. We'll call you within 2 days to confirm availability.
3. Make a full payment via PayNow or FAST bank transfer to secure your spot!
Frequently Asked Questions
Co-founders, Ski and Eugene, address your concerns directly
Can I use SkillsFuture credits to pay for the Intermediate Hokkien classes?
Unfortunately, you can’t. At the moment, we accept payment via PayNow or FAST bank transfer.
What is your cancellation policy?
Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy
In the event that you want to withdraw from the Intermediate Hokkien Classes (which comprises the following sessions: a 2-hour online class, and 2 x 4-hour in-person classes), please inform us via email. In addition, do note the following:
Withdrawal made by Participant
- Withdrawal made more than 7 days (i.e., more than 168 hours), prior to the online class: Full refund of fees paid via the following payment methods – PayNow, Bank Transfer (including ATM) – will be provided.
- Withdrawal made less than 7 days (i.e., less than 168 hours), prior to the online class: No refund will be provided.
- Withdrawal made after the online class has started and beyond: No refund will be provided.
Please note that no refund will be made if you choose not to attend/complete any session of the Intermediate Hokkien Classes.
Replacement of Missed Sessions
There will be no make-up session for missed classes due to personal, medical, or other reasons.
Cancellation made by LearnDialect.sg
LearnDialect.sg reserves the right to change or cancel the Intermediate Hokkien Classes due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of any cancellation made by LearnDialect.sg – for whatever reason – a full refund will be provided.
Do I get a certificate after completing the Intermediate Hokkien Classes?
Yes, an electronic certificate will be emailed to you, upon completion of all sessions.
Do you offer free Intermediate Hokkien Classes?
No, we don’t. That said, you can always refer to our free online resources. We recommend our How Do You Say podcasts, where you can learn Hokkien, Cantonese, and Teochew on your own time.
How do I know if the Intermediate Hokkien Classes are suitable for me?
Ski: If you had attended our Hokkien Workshop for Beginners, you are good to go! If not, after we receive your application, we’ll give you a call to address your concerns.
Eugene: Yes, I’ll have a quick chat with you to ensure that the Intermediate Hokkien classes fit your proficiency level. Talk soon, shall we?
Any COVID-19 safe distancing and safe management measures in place?
Ski: Definitely. Your safety is our top concern, which is why we are operating at less than 50% of the training room’s capacity and enforcing strict safe distancing measures. We will also have safe management measures in place, including cleaning and disinfecting our training room and high-touch surfaces, contact tracing, and temperature screening.
Eugene: There will also be checks on visible symptoms (coughing, sneezing, breathlessness, or running nose) before entering the classroom. We seek your kind understanding and cooperation that any participant who appears unwell will be asked to leave the workshop. All participants are also required to wear masks at all times during the workshops.
The in-person classes consist of 2 x 4-hour sessions. Why not regular 8 x 1-hour sessions instead?
Ski: Personally, we find that 8 x 1-hour sessions are not an efficient use of time. Think about the time you take to travel to and fro. You’ll have to multiply that by 8. What about that usual 5-10 minutes that the facilitators take to wait for latecomers? Multiply that by 8 too. That’s the amount of time that you have committed without learning anything yet.
Eugene: So for us, we prefer highly-focused classes. Since there is a need to travel anyway, we want you to get the most value out of each session. Plus, it’s easier to deal with an overall commitment of 2 weeks, rather than 8 weeks. Don’t you agree?
I'm worried that I can't sit through a 4-hour lecture to learn dialect. Is this teaching style meant for me?
Ski: I hear you! In fact, during my schooling days, I had trouble paying attention even for a 1-hour lecture. So your concern is totally valid. This is precisely the reason why we include many activities in our classes. Time flies by in a flash when you are being engaged and having fun! There are breaks too. If it helps to assure you, these are some of the feedback from our participants.
Eugene: Yes, we do not like regurgitation or one-way delivery. So fret not, you’ll not be sitting straight for 4 hours and listening to boring lectures. The facilitators love an interactive class too!
If I'm a slow learner, can I keep up with your express classes?
Ski: Hey, high five! I’m a slow learner too. My personal experience is that it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you learn. The more important factor is, how much time and effort are you putting into practice? So if I may, here’s a piece of advice: Don’t shy away from our activities during the classes. The more you practise, the more we can help to correct your pronunciation.
Eugene: We’ve put in lots of effort in designing the classes to teach you the tactics of learning dialect(s) quickly. However, if you refuse to speak up during class, your learning is likely to be rather limited. It’s akin to playing tennis. You can read up on all the theories and buy every available book. However, if you don’t go to the court and play it, you’ll never learn it well. So for learning dialects, it’s the same. You’ve got to put in the effort and be courageous enough to keep speaking it. We’ll also be here to support you even after the classes end!